The tunnel will lead to the former San Souci Apartments, which is now called the Global Broadcast Village, a new state-of-the-art television and digital compound on the north side of Washington Road.
“Site work already is underway, and in a matter of weeks, we will commence construction of a tunnel connecting an area near Gate 1 to new development on the north side of the road.
This project is the first of its kind in the state of Georgia. Thanks to modern engineering, we will be able to excavate under Washington Road without any impact to the flow of traffic above,” according to Fred Ridley, Augusta National Chairman.
Engineers are essentially going to jam a 120-foot-long concrete tunnel 31 feet wide and 21 feet high under the road which averages 25,000 cars a day.
The two lane road through the tunnel will be 26 feet wide and 16 feet high.
We haven’t received an answer back from the Augusta National regarding our request for a lifetime pair of twonamint badges for the winner, but we do have the set of steak knives in the prize closet.
Good luck to our finalists, and thanks for participating in this civic undertaking.