The Chatham County Department of Engineering provides services in four broad categories: Technical Support, Project Management, Development, and Public Assistance and Relations. The Department protects public interests as administrator of the County Engineering Policy, the Land Disturbing Activities Ordinance, the Storm Water Management Ordinance, the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance and the Streetlight Ordinance.   Additionally, the Department administers miscellaneous requirements of the Code of Chatham County such as speed zone, water supply and sewerage. 

Technical Support: The Department provides technical engineering services (including traffic engineering) and support to other County departments, staff, elected officials and the public.

Project Management: The Department manages and administers the road and drainage capital improvement programs funded by the 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). This includes but is not limited to design, environmental permitting, utility relocation, right-of-way acquisition and construction management. Additionally, the Department coordinates projects with local municipalities, state agencies (e.g. Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources) and federal agencies (e.g. US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administration), and provides contract management for other County construction projects.

Development: The Department reviews residential and commercial development plans, approves and issues development permits, and enforces compliance with County ordinances and statutes (state and federal).

Public Assistance and Relations: The Department provides general assistance to the citizens of Chatham County, hosts public hearings, attends community meetings and provides information to media.

Bradley Point Sidewalk Project  

Concept drawings for the Bradley Point Sidewalk Project can be accessed below. These exhibits will be on display at the meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Frank Murray Community Center [Map & Directions]

PROJECT UPDATE – Based on comments received from the meeting March 3, 2015 regarding a 5-ft sidewalk on the north side of Bradley Point Road, staff will continue to develop construction plans for the entire project.  Construction will be phased.  Phase 1 will construct the sidewalk between Marsh Drive and Commodore Drive.  If there is support for additional phases, they will be constructed at a future date.

Benton Boulevard Extension Project  

A Public Information Open House For The Extension of Benton Boulevard
will be held by Chatham County May 5, 2015

The Chatham County Department of Engineering will hold a Public Information Open House concerning the Benton Boulevard Extension Project on May 5, 2015 at the Godley Station School located at 2135 Benton Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia.

This is a SPLOST referendum project to extend Benton Boulevard from Highlands Boulevard to State Route 30. The proposed extension will include a two lane road with a bridge at St. Augustine Creek and a culvert at Little Hearst Branch. It will also include roadway drainage, a shared-use path and intersection improvements at Highlands, Meinhard and State Route 30.

The purpose of this Open House is to provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed project, ask questions, and comment on the proposal.

The Open House will be conducted between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. The Open House will be informal with project representatives available to address questions and concerns.

Written comments concerning this project will be accepted at the meeting or may be submitted until May 29th, 2015 to:

Chatham County Department of Engineering
Attn: Pamela Bernard, P.E.
P.O. Box 8161
Savannah, Georgia 31412



Flood Zones

Flood Zones

SPLOST Projects