What's the City doing on President Street?
In January 2015, the City embarked on a 30-month
project to rebuild President Street and General McIntosh Boulevard to make the
roads safer and more attractive, facilitate development along the corridor, and
to improve drainage throughout downtown. Weekly updates on the progress of this
project can be found at the President St. Project blog, www.savannahga.gov/president
The major aspects of the project
first phase of this project included reconstruction of a sewer force main at
East Broad Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Then the project moved off East Broad
Street and major work to East President Street and General McIntosh Boulevard
than 100,000 cubic yards of fill dirt is being trucked in and dumped and graded
along the south side of President Street, where it will sit idle for up to 180
days during a process called surcharging. This surcharging is required to allow
settling and water extraction prior to the laying of utilities.
project has impacted traffic in three ways: