Gwinnett Street Widening, Savannah, GA

Gwinnett Street: Improvements For Both Motorists & Pedestrians

Hussey Gay Bell has been involved with the planning and design since 2004.  The proposed project involves widening ½ a mile of Gwinnett Street. The project begins approximately 400 feet west of the Stiles Avenue intersection where the existing two-lane roadway will be widened incrementally to meet the four-lane section to be constructed east of Stiles. Beginning near Stiles Avenue and continuing eastward to the intersection with Interstate 16/West Boundary Street, a four lane divided roadway is to be constructed. The eastern end of the project will tie to the existing four lane divided section at the foot of the Interstate 16 southbound ramps.

The improvements consist of reconstructing and adding two additional lanes and a 20′ raised grass median. The widening will be generally accomplished to the south of the existing lanes. The section will include 30-inch curb and gutter and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of the road. The project will also include the replacement of an existing 32-foot bridge over the Springfield Canal with a new, wider 240-foot bridge that will accommodate the new section including sidewalks. The new bridge will provide improved drainage capacity for the Springfield Canal. The project also includes the following:

  • A 250-foot left turn lane for the westbound approach to Stiles Avenue.
  • A median opening at the entrance to the City Lot located 400 feet east of the Stiles Avenue Intersection.
  • Accommodating a portion of the Coastal Heritage Trail along the canal underneath and adjacent to the new bridge.

The project will eventually improve overall pedestrian, cyclist and motorist connectivity throughout the Canal District which is slated to include a new arena, commercial and mixed use facilities.

Gwinnett Street Widening
Savannah, GA

From multiple studies to multiple designs, Hussey Gay Bell has been engaged in the 1.5 decades-long effort to widen and improve the urban arterial of Gwinnett Street which upon completion, will provide for overall improved pedestrian, cyclist and motorist connectivity throughout the Canal District which is slated to include a new arena, commercial and mixed use facilities.