Golf week bringing some traffic changes to Augusta area

There's a traffic pattern change on Riverwatch Parkway ahead of the Masters Tournament.
There's a traffic pattern change on Riverwatch Parkway ahead of the Masters Tournament.(WRDW)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 10:51 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 3:41 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - In anticipation of the Masters Tournament, lane shifts and closures have been installed on Riverwatch Parkway near Topgolf Way and Cabela Drive.

The changes will remain throughout the tournament, according to the city of Augusta.


Drivers should slow down and use extra caution in this area as the traffic patterns have changed, city officials said.

Expect some delays for the next two weeks.

That’s the first of several traffic changes that will take place in coming days.

Temporary closure planned in Evans for concert

EVANS - A couple of temporary road closures are planned in the Evans Towne Center area for this year’s Rock Fore Dough Event.

These roads will close to all traffic between 3 p.m. Tuesday and midnight:

  • Antebellum Way.
  • Evans Town Center Boulevard from Ronald Reagan Drive to Antebellum Way. 

The closures are is planned for safety with pedestrian traffic expected to be extremely high in that area.

Drivers are urged to pay attention to their surroundings, obey all traffic signals and stay alert for pedestrians, especially children.

Pedestrians are asked to cross at marked mid-block pedestrian crosswalks and/or intersections with marked pedestrian crossings unless instructed differently by law enforcement.

Also on roadways ...

  • SAVANNAH RIVER BRIDGE: Due to recent weather conditions and the Masters, transportation officials are delaying an eastbound shift of traffic to new construction on Interstate 20 at the state line. The shift will take place after the golf tournament.