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Apr 01

March 2015 Update

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:34 PM by Saja Aures

presidentst.jpgGeneral 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.