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Lifecore Drive Project Makes Progress in Augusta

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

The Lifecore Drive project, aimed at advancing a thriving part of Fishersville, is making some big strides.

Project managers say the construction, which has long been in the works, is now at the midway point. When completed, Lifecore Drive is expected to attract new businesses and services to the area.

The project will connect the old Route 636 in front of Augusta Health all the way to Route 250 at the intersection with Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

Since breaking ground near the end of 2012, the bulk grading is, for the most part, finished. Now the crews will continue on to bridge work and installing curbs and gutters, along with a storm drainage system.

Those overseeing the project look forward to the great potential. Scott Williams, the manager of the Crescent Development Group said, "This is an important piece of the whole infrastructure improvement going on in Fishersville. There's exit 91, there's the tremendous amount of growth at Augusta Health, there's the new Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences - a tremendous amount of investment is being made over the last five years."

The emphasis is to attract life sciences and healthcare providers. But, the area will also draw in other professional offices, education opportunities, and be close to new apartments.

If all goes according to plan, the work will wrap up March 2015.

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