Wednesday, April 22, 2020

New round of Broughton Street improvements set to start Monday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM

The City of Savannah Office of Capital Projects Management says it will start construction on Phase I of the Broughton Street Improvement Project on Monday, April 27.

Broughton Street will be closed to traffic between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Jefferson Street, and detour signs will be posted to direct drivers. Pedestrian access to homes and businesses on Broughton Street will be available throughout construction.

"Phase I includes Broughton Street between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Drayton Street. Improvements include new sidewalks and crosswalks with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, traffic signage and markings, and lighting and landscaping," a City spokesperson says.

"The construction budget is just over $11 million and was approved by the prior council last year," the spokesperson says.

Work on Phase I was original scheduled start in early April, but COVID-19 delayed delivery of needed materials," the City says. It is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

Several Chatham Area Transit stops on the 14 Abercorn and 11 Candler routes will be impacted by the work.

Outbound stops missed – Closest alternative stops:

Broughton & Montgomery – Transit Center (610 W. Oglethorpe Avenue)

Broughton & Barnard – Transit Center

Broughton & Bull Street – Transit Center

Broughton & Abercorn Street – Abercorn & Oglethorpe

Abercorn & York Street – Abercorn & Oglethorpe

Inbound stops missed Inbound – Closest alternative stops:

Abercorn & Broughton (next to the SCAD Library) – Abercorn & Oglethorpe

Broughton & Jefferson (in front of McDonalds) – Transit Center

About The Author

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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