News 3 was first to receive a brand-new rendition of what a project improving the I-16 at I-95 interchange will look like.
On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced that Savannah Mobility Contractors JV, the Design-Build Team for the project, received the first of three “Notices to Proceed.”
This allows the contractor to perform design activities and moves the project closer to breaking ground.
The project is scheduled to open to traffic in 2022, with construction slated to begin in early 2019.
GDOT says the new interchange and road widening projects will improve traffic flow and enhance safety along one of the busiest freight corridors in Georgia.
In all, the projects are estimated at $295 million and are expected to result in a 32 percent reduction in delay on I-16 from I-95 to I-516 by 2030.