The meeting will be in Chatham County and it will be about something to be done in Chatham County but boy will it have an impact on a lot of Effingham County people.
The state Department of Transportation has scheduled an open house for Aug. 12 on its “divergent diamond” plans for the Highway 21/Interstate 95 interchange. The meeting will be held at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, just off Jimmy Deloach Parkway at I-95’s exit 104. Seems kind of fitting, doesn’t it, that the meeting will be held not far from where the project will unfold.
Thousands of Effingham motorists go through that interchange every day, so what happens there does have an impact on a sizable portion of the county’s residents. The divergent diamond — where drivers are placed on the wrong side of the road for a stretch — has been put to use in a metro Atlanta county and apparently has worked well.
The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m.