Several of you have asked, "What's going on, on Feagin Mill Road in Warner Robins?"

Surveyors have been putting out flags and spray painting markings on the street.

We've heard your questions, and 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet found the answer, in this week's Get Answers.

13WMAZ sat down with Robbie Dunbar, Houston County's Director of Operations for their Public Works Department.

"Our plan is to widen it to a three lane urban section, curb and gutter both sides, sidewalk on the south side. They'll be an eastbound lane, a westbound lane and a continuous turn lane," explains Dunbar

With nineteen intersections along the route and estimate of about 10,000 cars passing through daily, Dunbar says a continuous turn lane should help.

It's the second half of a project funded by the 2001 SPLOST. The west side of Feagin Mill was widened a few years ago. Unlike the other side, the eastside of Feagin Mill will only have a sidewalk on one side of the road, the south side.

"The encroachment involved with putting the sidewalk on the northside due to the topography of the land was going to be more of an encroachment, so we chose the southside." explains Dunbar.

As expected with road construction there will be some delays, and those who are Feagin Mill regulars may want to plan an alternative route. To help Dunbar says they'll minimize blocking off lanes during peak traffic hours.

"We do limit the time the contractors can close lanes. They can't do it before nine in the morning or after three in the afternoon," says Dunbar.

The project is slated for two years, but Houston County offers an incentive for contractors to finish early.

A five percent bonus will be presented to the contractor if they finish the job within 80 percent of the contract time or in nineteen months instead of twenty-four.

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