DeLesseps Avenue Improvements
The DeLesseps Avenue Improvements project implements the City of Savannah’s Complete Streets ordinance. The project will include adding sidewalks and bike lanes in both the east and west directions. This project will also improve drainage by adding curb and gutter, pipe and drainage inlets along the limits of the project. Pedestrian facilities at two existing traffic signals will be upgraded.
The limits of the project are along DeLesseps Avenue from Waters Avenue to Skidaway Road. This project is anticipated to be complete July 2025.
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The installation of storm and water lines is about 9% complete on the project. Current detour is on Cedar St. and will be wrapping up shortly. The next location for storm and water line work will be from Truman to Costa Rica. Follow-up work to storm and water installation, concrete and grading, is expected to start late November pending crew availability.
Storm and water line installation is progressing on the project. Crews have completed work on the mainline from Waters Avenue to Salvador Street and are currently working on the sideroads at Salvador. Once the storm and water installation is complete up to Cedar St., that operation will move to the other side of Truman and continue on. A concrete crew will then start on the first section from Waters to the Truman Parkway.
The current detour is from 58th Street to DeLesseps on Salvador St. The next anticipated detour will be from Salvador St. to Cedar St. and last approximately two weeks.
Construction is underway on the DeLesseps Avenue Improvements project. The contractor has begun to install the drainage infrastructure associated with the project. The City expects the roadway widening, and installation of sidewalks, will follow the installation of the drainage infrastructure in accordance with the rolling detour and associated street closing.
This project is anticipated to be complete July 2025. The extended timeline is due to the narrow corridor and extensive utility relocations (Georgia Power, AT&T, Comcast, AGL) required to complete the project.
Due to the extended timeline, the contractor will be using rolling detours throughout the life of the project. The first detour, closing DeLesseps Avenue from Waters Avenue to Guatemala Street, started on Monday, July 24, 2023.