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Georgia DOT to hold open house for Access Road at I-20 project
almon rd @ access rd
COVINGTON, Ga. - Extensive changes are proposed at the intersection of Access Road NW at Crowell Road, just south of Interstate 20 Exit 88, including the re-alignment of Access Road NW.

The Georgia Department of Transportation invites the public to view project plans and speak with official experts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at The Potter’s House Church, 1120 Crowell Road, Covington.

There isn't a formal presentation. All comments are welcome and can be officially recorded if desired. Project handouts and layouts will be posted at the public outreach link mentioned below.

You can also provide your comments by Sept. 24 by using any of the following methods:

  1. From the menu, select the county in which the proposed project is located and click Go;
  2. Then select Access Road at 1-20 from east of Crowell Road to west of Harold Dobbs Road;
  3. Lastly, click Comment and follow the instructions to leave your comments.
  • Mail-in your comment card to Eric Duff, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree St. NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
Current conditions for the two signalized intersections - the Interstate 20 off/on-Ramp intersection at Almon Road/Crowell Road and the intersection of the Access Road at Almon Road/Crowell Road - are only 100 feet apart. The close proximity creates many conflict points, which often lead to collisions with other vehicles and heavy congestion. 

The multiple turning movements at these intersections create a safety hazard for vehicles traveling on Crowell Road/Almon Road and turning from the interstate and Access Road. From 2007 to 2014, there were a total of 82 crashes in the project area.

The designed realignment of Access Road aims to improve signal operation of Access Road and Crowell Road by increasing the intersection spacing between Access Road and the Interstate 20 eastbound ramps.

At this time, GDOT expects construction in the 1.2-mile area to begin around Spring 2022 and last two years.