New Signal Turning On at Hwy 56 and River Road

Posted: Jul 08, 2019

WAYNESBORO - Drivers will notice

major changes on State Route (SR) 56 at River Road starting this week. The signalized intersection will go into flash mode Thursday and then full operations one week later.

The signal turn on will coincide with the opening of all four lanes on the widening and reconstruction project from the Burke/Richmond County line to SR 23.

Weather permitting, motorists can expect the following schedule in Burke County:

  • Flash mode operation (Yellow on

    SR 56 – Red on River Road/SR 56 SPUR) July 11 at 10 a.m. 


  • Full “stop and go”

    operation July 18 by 10 a.m.


  • The construction barrels will

    remain in place on SR 56 and River Road until the day of full signal



Message boards are already set up on all three intersection approaches with the dates and times listed above. 

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