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Construction date announced for Redwine tunnel

Adeline Harper
Signs announcing the beginning of construction on the Redwine tunnel. Construction will begin this summer. No completion date has been announced.

Construction continues on Redwine Road. The Fayette County transportation department has announced the date for when the golf cart tunnel project will begin. 

The tunnel will be located next to Robinson Road. 

The image above maps out the construction along Redwine Road. It does not show the roundabout project, but it follows the plans to add the tunnel and new golf cart paths.

This tunnel is a continuation of project already in progress along Redwine Road including a roundabout at the Redwine Road, Peachtree Parkway, and Bernhard Road intersection, and the new Mills Farm subdivision already under construction.

“Redwine Road is very heavily traveled,” Transportation Engineer Alexia Paola Kimbell said. “There’s just a lot of cars and it’s a long road. That’s why there’s already multiple projects on that road right now just to help alleviate traffic.”

The first phase of construction began in May of 2023, with tunnel construction set to begin in the summer of 2024. A tunnel will benefit students, local children, and adults, as it will provide a safer crossing alternative, decrease the number of golf cart accidents, and speed up traffic.

“It’s going to keep everybody safe,” Principal Allen Leonard said. “Ultimately, the safest crossing on Redwine is going to be in a tunnel.” 

The first step into the project took place when it received funding in 2017 through the 2017 SPLOST. There is not an announced date of completion yet. 

“The design is in its final review,” Kimbell said. “We are hoping we can start construction this summer.” 

Additional information and updates are available at the Fayette County website.

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