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Engineering Projects

Phase Name Description
Preliminary Engineering Skidaway Road Improvement Project

This is a SPLOST project to improve the Skidaway Ferguson/Norwood Avenue intersection. This project includes an upgrade of the existing traffic signal, drainage and sidewalks on both sides of Skidaway Road. A Public Information Open House is scheduled for August 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 7226 Varnadoe Dr. (Chatham County Public Works Building). The Concept Plan for this project is attached below for review. Comments can be provided at https://projects.vhb.com/skidawayroad/. Contact Allen Blake at AlBlake@chathamcounty.org , by phone at 912-652-7800 or by mail to Chatham County Department of Engineering, P.O. Box 8161, Savannah, GA 31412 if you have any questions concerning this project.

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Right of Way Acquisition Little Neck Road

This is a project to rebuild the existing two lanes on Little Neck Road between U.S. 17/Ogeechee Road and the Landfill Entrance just northwest of I-95. The reconstruction will allow for a future four lane section between U.S. 17 and I-95 to be built at a later date. The current reconstruction project will include additional lanes between U.S. 17 and Al Henderson Boulevard with a raised center median and a path on each side. The path on the southeast side of the road will continue about one and a half miles from U.S. 17. The concept plans are provided here for your review. Construction is anticipated in 2022.

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Construction Island's Expressway Bridge Replacement Project, P.I.#0007128

The Georgia Department of Transportation issued Notice to Proceed to Prince Contracting, LLC to begin construction on the replacement bridges on February 2, 2018.  Construction is underway.  The current end of contract time is November 30, 2021.  A project fact sheet is attached to describe what residents can expect during construction.  Any additional questions regarding the project may be emailed to Nathaniel Panther at the email address above.  

The Chatham County Noise Ordinance restricts the contractor's ability to operate any tools or equipment related to construction activity at any time between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

**TO REPORT VIOLATIONS OF THE CHATHAM COUNTY NOISE ORDINANCE, PLEASE CALL THE CHATHAM COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (912) 652-6500**

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Final Design Quacco Road Improvement Project

This project will include roadway widening and operational improvements to intersections, drainage features, and pedestrian facilities along a 2.6-mile-long segment of Quacco Road beginning east of the existing Quacco Road bridge over I-95 and terminating at SR 25/US 17.  The roadway widening will consist of two 12-foot lanes with a 14-foot flush median along most of the corridor.  Four 12-foot lanes and an urban typical section will be used at the intersection along the SR 25/US 17 widening. Right-turn-lanes will also be added along the corridor to prevent queuing along Quacco Road.  Pedestrian facilities will be a large part of the improvements for this project. A 10-foot shared use path will be along the north side and a 5-foot sidewalk will be along the south side and will include bus terminals for the CAT bus route that currently services the area. The project will improve and address the signalized intersection at SR 25/US 17. Chatham County held a public information open house for this project on June 13, 2017.  Additional details can be found on the attached advertisement.

The project was split into two phases for constructon. Phase 1 included the improvements at the intersection of Quacco Roadand U.S. 17. Phase 1 improvements are complete.  Phase 2 will include the widening of Quacco Road between I-95 and the intersection with U.S. 17.  Staff expects clearing to begin for Phase 2 work in early 2022.

 

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Construction Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, Phase 2 and Jimmy DeLoach Parkway at U.S. 80 Interchange Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a construction contract to Balfour Beatty for construction of both projects.  The GDOT issued notice to proceed for construction and construction is underway on both projects.  The completion date for both projects is 10/31/2021.

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Active Road Resurfacing Program

Chatham County has over 300 miles of roads to maintain.  SPLOST law was changed with the enactment of Sales Tax V that allowed for the resurfacing of existing roadways.  The Department of Engineering (DOE) uses an efficient system for evaluating the condition of all roadways and allocating both SPLOST and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds to the roads in the worst condition.  With this system the DOE is able to target roads that need the most attention and allocate funds efficiently.

Attached to your left you will find a list of roads to be paved with this years resurfacing program.

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Permitting Islands Expressway at Oatland Island Rd

This operational improvement project will shift the connection between Islands Expressway and Oatland Island Road on the north side and add turn lanes to improve the function and safety of the intersection. Please see the attached concept display that shows the proposed changes. Any comments may be submitted to Allen Blake at AlBlake@chathamcounty.org, by phone at 912-652-7800 or by mail to Chatham County Department of Engineering, P.O. Box 8161, Savannah, GA 31412.

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Right of Way Acquisition Johnny Mercer at Lyman Hall Intersection Improvements

A new traffic signal and improvements at the intersection of Johnny Mercer Boulevard and Lyman Hall Road. Final design and right of way acquisition are underway. Construction is anticipated in late 2021.

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Preliminary Engineering Walthour Road Slope Stabilization & Sidewalk

A short section of concrete wall as well as revetment mats and rip rap are proposed to stabilize the shoulders of Walthour Road adjacent to Betz Creek. The improvements will also include sidewalk on the west side of Walthour Road. This project will require closure of Walthour Road for several months to complete construction. Construction is anticipated in late 2021 or early 2022. Advanced notice of the road closure will be provided with Message Boards and Media. 

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Preliminary Engineering R. McCorkel Trail Resurfacing

This project will upgrade deteriorated portions of the Robert McCorkle Trail on Wilmington Island with a new concrete surface. Preliminary design is underway. Construction is anticpated later in 2021.

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