Broughton Streetscapes

Project Status

Project Design and Phase I Construction (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Drayton Street): Completed

Phase II (Abercorn St. to East Broad St.) Construction: TBA

Project Communication

For information about this project, please contact:broughton_phase1_A

Philip Kalogitonas
Liaison, City of Savannah Office of Capital Projects Management
(912) 755-9998

Project Background

The Broughton Streetscapes Project is transforming the look of Broughton Street. Over the years, Broughton Street became a patchwork of different types of sidewalk material including concrete, brick, and tabby concrete. This project unifies the look of this historic corridor. 

Highlights of the project include:

  • new brick paver sidewalks, 
  • brick paver parking, 
  • brick paver crosswalks, 
  • lighting, landscaping, 
  • hardscapes, 
  • bike racks, 
  • benches, and 
  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessible sidewalk ramps. 

The project includes a festival zone, extending along Broughton Street from Whitaker Street to Drayton Street. Throughout this zone, the brick paver streets are elevated to sidewalk level, and this area will be used for special events. The center feature of the festival zone is a large compass rose design at the intersection of Bull Street and Broughton Street. 

Although this project is a streetscape project, in order to incorporate the design features, substantial underground utility work will be required throughout the project. As part of the project, the entirety of Broughton Street will be repaved at the end of the project. Throughout the evolution of Broughton Street over many decades, driven by an ever-growing economy, the underground infrastructure has remained relatively untouched (including water, sewer, storm drainage, cable, fiber optics, gas, and power lines). Working to complete the streetscape project while preserving the historic integrity of Broughton Street is the ultimate project goal. As the project team embarks on its journey to improve the streetscape of this historic corridor, unforeseen challenges are anticipated. As with any construction, these challenges can affect the project’s overall schedule. Fortunately, the project team is dedicated to resolving and working through these challenges as quickly and economically as possible, while maintaining the historic charm of Broughton Street.

The City is working with the Contractor and the design team to deliver these much needed streetscape improvements as efficiently as possible. We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding during construction. We understand that construction can be an inconvenience. We continue to work towards minimizing the impacts to surrounding residents and businesses. While vehicular traffic is limited within the working zones, pedestrian access and safety will be maintained and is considered as important as the construction itself. All of the construction activity is the means necessary to provide a finished streetscape which complements Savannah’s downtown historic area.

Note: Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained at all times throughout construction.

Community Zoom Meeting Information

Broughton Streetscapes Community Meetings were held virtually throughout the project to regularly communicate project status and answer questions about the progress of the project. For access to recordings of prior meetings, please contact Philip Kalogitonas.  Links to the Broughton Streetscapes Construction Update Presentations  provided at previous meetings can be found here.

Archive of Phase I Construction Photos

Broughton Streetscapes 08-04-2022

BSS 06-02-20 (3)