Lighting up 21 and Old Augusta
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The work on a traffic signal at the interchange of Highway 21 and Old Augusta Road, just inside Effingham County’s boundary with Chatham County, is moving right along.

The signals for one direction of traffic are up, but it likely will be some time before the signals are operative.

One of the biggest hurdles has been where to put the strain poles, the structures where the lines that hold the signals are tied.

Old Augusta Road appears to be working as it was designed. It is a smooth shot off 21 — and without signals — to Highway 275/Ebenezer Road. It should help alleviate traffic bound for Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River Mill and for Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh through Rincon, especially once the signal is up and running at 21 and Old Augusta.

It should take about four weeks to finish installing the equipment, according to interim county administrator Toss Allen. The signals have to flash for one week before they are operational. There is a 30-day burn time, but the signals are operational during that period. The state Department of Transportation wants to see the signals work for 30 days before paying for them.

The traffic lights at 21 and Old Augusta are expected to be running by the end of December.

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