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Augusta BOS Discusses Medical Corridor Developments

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Things are moving ahead in Augusta County with the proposed branding of the emerging medical corridor on Route 636. Monday, the Board of Supervisors met to discuss the latest developments.

Construction has already begun to connect Augusta Health and Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. In an effort to effectively market the health care offices in that area, it looks like the road will be renamed to Lifecore Drive.

Board members said that a few businesses in the area have already been notified of the potential change to their addresses. They added that a public hearing on this won't occur because so far, no one has complained.

The stakeholders involved hope this marketing initiative will continue to attract patients to these medical offices. Down the road, this might bring in even more health care businesses.

"It's a very good thing for the community. It should help us develop the corridor.  There are synergies associated with them all being on the same corridor and marketing that corridor for life sciences," said Jeffrey Moore, Chair of August County Board of Supervisors.

As part of the plan, the portion of Goose Creek Road that's been closed off will get a new name, too - Old Goose Creek Road.

If the plans continue to move forward, the board anticipates the roadwork finishing up in November. The board is expected to vote Wednesday night at its next meeting. 

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