More I-20 Construction Details Announced

September 29, 2008

WNRR Augusta (DOT/COnstruction Press Release)






Richmond County



AUGUSTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation, Scott Bridge Company,

Inc., and United Contractors, Inc., announce scheduled closures for the week of

September 29, weather permitting.



Lane closure, Bobby Jones east/west, between Wrightsboro Road and Interstate 20,

September 29 through October 3, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., nightly.



Lane closure, Wheeler Road east/west, between Walton Way and Bobby Jones, September

29 through October 3, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., nightly and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., daily.



Lane closure, Interstate 20 east/west, between Bobby Jones and Belair Road, September 29

through October 3, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., nightly.



Road closure, Marks Church Road, between Wheeler Road and Wrightsboro

Road, September 29 through October 3, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., nightly. A

signed detour will be posted.

Traffic may be stopped for short intervals and motorists are advised to use extra caution in

construction work zones.

For additional information on this project, please visit the Georgia DOT project website at


and the real-time traffic information page at




New Fort Gordon Law Enforcement Center To Open

September 29, 2008

WNRR Augusta (FGN Press Release)

FORT GORDON, GA – Ribbon-cutting for Fort Gordon’s new Law Enforcement Center will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the center on Rice Rd., adjacent to the Main Fire Station.

The $4.5 million facility has 17,000 square feet and will have holding cells, evidence room, arms room and security upgrades.

The occupants will be the Provost Marshal, Military Police Desk, Consolidated 911 Dispatch, investigations, traffic and Department of the Army Civilian Police sections.

The old MP Station on Chamberlain is a renovated military dining facility. The MP Physical Security Office will remain in that building.

Augusta Newsman Scott Hudson Hospitalized

September 24, 2008

WNRR Augusta – Popular WGAC Radio personality, and Augusta news personality Scott Hudson is in intensive care at University Hospital. Scott’s family tells WNRR he is fighting a severe immune virus, that has attacked many of his vital organs. For now, he is under the close watch of University Hospital, and is in the company of his family, friends, and co-workers.

For the latest on his condition, you can click for live updates from the Hospital.

WNRR Radio extends our prayers to Scott, the Hudson family, and his fellow broadcasters at WGAC during this difficult time.

More Road Construction Details Announced

September 24, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (Contractor Information) (Unedited)

It would be helpful if we could get a general article out about the work going on in the vicinity of US-25 and I-20.  The general info is as follows:

?         US-25 is being widened to 6 lanes through the interchange.

?         The ramps and loops at this interchange are being replaced and realigned.

?         The US-25 bridges over I-20 are being replaced.

?         The frontage roads on the north side of I-20 are being realigned.


All of this wok is being done while trying to maintain traffic and the shifts to the new alignments will be done in stages.  Many of the activities will require lane closures.  It is anticipated that daytime lane closures will be needed several days a week for the next several months.


The first major shift in traffic will be the opening of the new I-20 ramps and putting traffic on one-half of the new US-25 Bridge over I-20 (the portion currently under construction).  These traffic shifts are expected to take place in Late November or early December.


Other work in the area includes the construction of the I-520 bridges over I-20.  This work has and will continue to result in disruptions to traffic on I-20 over the next several.  Occasional lane closures will be required for some of the activities.  Significant activities that will require momentary road closures will be done at night.


I am going to start sending you a weekly update on anticipated lane closures.  I will try to project out 2 weeks ahead so that the media has an opportunity to help get the word out.


Media Circus Slows, As Treatment Continues For Celeb Patients

September 23, 2008

WNRR Augusta – Overr, S the past few days, Augusta has played host to, E! Television, Good Morning America, People Magazine, Extra, ABC Los Angeles, Columbia media, and many more. As celebrity patients Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein make progress and continue treatment, much of the media attention has shifted away from the Augusta treatment center. There is no timeline as to how long the two could remain in Augusta.

Cool Start Tuesday, More on The Way!

September 23, 2008

WNRR Augusta – In one of the coolest mornings of the morning, the CSRA woke up to temps in the mid to lower 60’s. This week, weather experts say more of the same is expected. Daytime highs will remain in the upper 70’s to mid 80’s. Time to open the windows and let the breeze come in!

Another Celeb Arrives; Flees…

September 22, 2008

WNRR Augusta- An angry celeb was spotted circling the parking lot of the Joseph M Still Burn center just after 5pm Monday. The black Mercedes, driven by a young white male in a hooded shirt, cursed at nearby cameras, sitting in cars nearby! No media reps were chasing the vehicle, but he was visibly angry to see the awaiting media. His idendity is unknown. The car sped off, without going inside the center to visit.