General McIntosh is now closed to traffic as the President Street
project progresses. The closure will remain throughout most of the
project. During this closure, traffic continues on President Street to
East Broad Street. Four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction)
on President Street will remain open at all times. Traffic lights on
President St. and East Broad St. have been adjusted to keep the flow of
traffic moving as efficiently as possible through the detour route.
Access to the Savannah Riverfront Marriott remains open from Bay Street
throughout the project. Access to the eastbound ramp onto the Truman
Parkway will also remain open at this time.
Work on President Street/General McIntosh includes raising the elevation
of the roadway between 5 and 8 feet to alleviate street flooding. The
project will also replace aging utility lines, improve the streetscape,
and add new and reconfigured intersections. Major improvements to the
Bilbo Canal, which passes beneath President Street, will improve
drainage throughout downtown.