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Phase Name Description
Right of Way Acquisition Skidaway Road Improvement Project

This is a SPLOST project to make improvements to the Skidaway Road corridor between Ferguson/ Norwood Avenue and Montgomery Cross Road. The currently proposed project includes an upgrade of the existing traffic signal at Ferguson/ Norwood Avenue and roadway drainage and sidewalks on both sides of Skidaway Road.

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Construction Benton Boulevard Extension Project

This is a SPLOST referendum project to extend Benton Boulevard from Highlands Boulevard to State Route 30. The 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 sidewalk and intersection improvements at Highlands, Meinhard and State Route 30. The Board of Commissioners awarded a construction contract to Reeves Construction on December 21, 2018. Construction is underway and is expected to be complete in late summer of 2020.

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Construction Truman Linear Park Trail, Phase 2-A

The Truman Linear Park Trail Phase 2 is currently the number 1 ranked bikeway project in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization's "Non-motorized Transportation Plan," October 2014.  Phase 1 of the Truman Linear Park Trail is constructed; the trail begins at the Daffin Park Loop Trail and ends at the intersection of 52nd Street and Bee Road.  When fully constructed, Phases 1 and 2 of the Truman Linear Park Trail will link 827 acres of existing park land in Chatham County by connecting Lake Mayer Community Park (part of the Bacon Regional Park Tract, which consists of approximately 750 acres) to Daffin Park (a 77 acre park owned by the City of Savannah).  The trail will provide an ADA accessible, off-road/shared use path for recreational use by residents and tourists.

Chatham County and the City of Savannah have agreed to split local sponsorship of construction of Phase 2 of the trail.  The County will construct Phase 2-A from Lake Mayer to DeRenne Avenue.  The City will construct Phase 2-B from DeRenne Avenue to Bee Road/52nd Street.  The City will maintain the entire Phase 2 trail when construction is complete. 

Project construction will include lighting, cameras and emergency call boxes.

GDOT has authorized construction and Chatham County has awarded a construction contract to Astra Group. Notice to proceed was issued to Astra in February 2019.  Construction is underway and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2020.

 

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Construction Intersection Improvements for Laroche Avenue at Jasmine Avenue

The existing intersection at LaRoche Avenue and Jasmine Avenue is signalized with skewed alignments and within 60 feet of a stop-controlled intersection at Livingston Avenue.  This scenario is inefficient and does not meet current transportation safety standards.  The intersections are proposed to be reconstructed as a single-lane, five-leg roundabout.  Based on an operational analysis in accordance with State guidelines, a roundabout is the recommended solution.

A construction contract was awarded to Preferred Materials, Inc. Construction is underway and anticipated to be complete in October, 2019.

 

Informational Video:

https://youtu.be/L6uYbj7Gtyo

 

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Preliminary Engineering Little Neck Road

This is a project to rebuild the existing two lanes on Little Neck Road between U.S. 17/Ogeechee Road and the Landfill Entrance just northwest of I-95. The reconstruction will allow for a future four lane section between U.S. 17 and I-95 to be built at a later date. The current reconstruction project will include additional lanes between U.S. 17 and Al Henderson Boulevard with a raised center median and a path on each side. The path on the southeast side of the road will continue about one and a half miles from U.S. 17. The concept plans are provided here for your review. Construction is anticipated in 2020.

 

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Construction Island's Expressway Bridge Replacement Project, P.I.#0007128

The Georgia Department of Transportation issued Notice to Proceed to Prince Contracting, LLC to begin construction on the replacement bridges on February 2, 2018.  Construction is underway.  The current end of contract time is November 30, 2021.  A project fact sheet is attached to describe what residents can expect during construction.  Any additional questions regarding the project may be emailed to Nathaniel Panther at the email address above.  

The Chatham County Noise Ordinance restricts the contractor's ability to operate any tools or equipment related to construction activity at any time between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM. 

**TO REPORT VIOLATIONS OF THE CHATHAM COUNTY NOISE ORDINANCE, PLEASE CALL THE CHATHAM COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (912) 652-6500**

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Construction State Route 25 over Pipemakers Canal Bridge Replacement, P.I. #0013282

This project proposes to replace the existing SR 25/Main Street Bridge over Pipemakers Canal in Garden City, Georgia.  The project involves the extension, widening and reconstruction of the SR 25 Bridge over Pipemakers Canal.  The new bridge will be raised in order to span Pipemakers Canal as well as a critical transportation corridor required by the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah International Multi-Modal Connector.  This corridor will include six arrival, departure and runaround tracks, the relocated Foundation lead, a two-way driveway, and two two-way, on-terminal service roads.  In order to construct the new bridge, SR 25 will be closed at Pipemakers Canal and detoured for up to 12 months.  A Public Information Open House for the project was held February 28, 2017.  See attached flyer for additional information.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is managing the construction of this project which is now underway.

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Construction Johnny Mercer Boulevard Improvements Project

This improvement project includes pedestrian and drainage improvements, rehabilitation of the pavement section from the Johnny Mercer Plaza to the intersection of Penn Waller Road.   Signals at the intersection of Walgreens, Wilmington Village Way and Penn Waller will be replaced with strain poles and mast arms, incorporate updated traffic timing software for operational improvements.   

A construction contract was awarded to Preferred Materials and Notice to Proceed was given on August 13, 2019.

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Final Design Quacco Road Improvement Project

This project will include roadway widening and operational improvements to intersections, drainage features, and pedestrian facilities along a 2.6-mile-long segment of Quacco Road beginning east of the existing Quacco Road bridge over I-95 and terminating at SR 25/US 17.  The roadway widening will consist of two 12-foot lanes with a 14-foot flush median along most of the corridor.  Four 12-foot lanes and an urban typical section will be used at the intersection along the SR 25/US 17 widening. Right-turn-lanes will also be added along the corridor to prevent queuing along Quacco Road.  Pedestrian facilities will be a large part of the improvements for this project. A 10-foot shared use path will be along the north side and a 5-foot sidewalk will be along the south side and will include bus terminals for the CAT bus route that currently services the area. Options being considered will improve and address the signalized intersection at SR 25/US 17. Chatham County held a public information open house for this project on June 13, 2017.  Additional details can be found on the attached advertisement.

The project was split into two phases for construction. Phase 1 will include the improvements at the intersection of Quacco Road and U.S. 17. Phase 1 construction should begin later this summer or early fall. Phase 2 will include the widening of Quacco Road between I-95 and the intersection with U.S. 17. Phase 2 is currently scheduled after Phase 1 is complete in mid 2020.

 

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Preliminary Engineering Interstate 16 at State Route 307/Dean Forest Road Interchange Improvments

This project will reconstruct the bridge on Dean Forest Rd/ S.R. 307 over I-16 with a diverging diamond interchange. A Public Information Open House (PIOH) for this project was held on June 8, 2017 at Garden City Hall.  The concept displays and PIOH handout are attached.  

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