South Georgia Technical College central traffic corridor construction completed in time for Spring Semester
Construction on the new traffic corridor in the center of the South Georgia Technical College Americus campus has been completed and the new corridor is open for Spring Semester, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. The new construction updated traffic patterns and altered parking areas for students, faculty and staff. The construction was part of the college’s five-year strategic plan and ongoing improvement efforts.
“We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused students and the public during the construction phase,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. “But the newly updated and improved central traffic corridor will have a tremendous impact on the safety and the aesthetics of this campus. The area that was under construction was over 70 years old and still had the original tie downs for airplanes when this campus was used as an Army Air Corp training base during World War II. The concrete had cracked in areas and was beginning to be unsafe. This new plan is much more pedestrian and traffic friendly.”
The construction project began in late July and was completed in December 2019. During the six-month project, the center of the campus from the front of the gymnasium all along the area in front of the Griffin building, the Energy and Transportation center and the Heavy Equipment Dealer’s Service Technology building was closed to automobile and foot traffic. South Georgia Technical College actually recycled the original concrete to cut down on the overall cost of the project and to preserve its history.
Individuals can park and access their classroom buildings from the new central traffic corridor. The corridor features three round-about’s in the center of the campus to help alleviate possible speeding and to provide more safety for students. Individuals can now access the campus from all three main entrances from South Georgia Tech Parkway. Commercial and delivery trucks can utilize the service entrance nearest the college’s central supply and commercial truck driving area.
On-campus housing residents in Martin Hall and James Hall were able to access their designated parking areas from the new corridor entrance areas.
“We appreciate the patience of the faculty, staff, students, and the public during this construction phase. The new area is much more pedestrian friendly for students and visitors to the campus and it looks great,” added Dr. Watford.