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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:50am

State Studies Strategic Roads

State transportation officials are studying new ways to improve roads connecting Columbus through Macon and on to Augusta. They're examining a strategic corridor stretching across a 31-county swath of the state.

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to find out if existing roads do a good job getting people and goods from point A to point B.

The Connect Central Georgia Study will analyze current and future transportation needs based on population, employment centers and business needs. Rob Rychel with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission attended a recent stakeholders meeting.

“A part of this is to look at where there’s missing links in the connectivity and where there’s potential safety issues and potential gridlock issues and I guess propose some solutions to those.”

Those solutions may include changing the uncompleted Fall Line Freeway for better access to Robins Air Force Base and easier crossings over the Ocmulgee River.