GDOT Open house for I-16, SR 17 Connector interchange project

The Georgia Department of Transportation is proposing major changes to the bridge over I-16 at Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and wants to hear from locals about the plans.

The department is seeking public input on the proposed modifications.

Currently, the bridge spanning I-16 has only one lane, with roundabouts on both ends. These roundabouts serve as access points for entering and exiting the interstate.

GDOT reports that the current state of the bridge poses significant safety risks, leading to frequent and severe accidents. They warn that these dangers could escalate as traffic on Jimmy DeLoach increases if no action is taken to address the issue.

They propose replacing the old setup with a new bridge, complete with a diverging diamond interchange, longer on and off ramps, dedicated turn lanes onto the ramps, and traffic lights.

The replacement would cost around $50 million, according to GDOT’s numbers.

If you are unable to attend the public open house on Tuesday, there are still a few options to make your voice heard:

  1. You can review the project plans and submit your thoughts on the GDOT project page.
  2. You can mail your comments to GDOT. The mailing address is listed here.
  3. Hard copies of those project plans will also be available at the G-DOT Savannah Area Office at 630 West Boundary Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
  4. {5} After Tuesday’s public meeting, you have until Friday, July 26th to give feedback.

That open house meeting is Tuesday night at Bloomingdale City Hall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Feel free to drop by at your convenience to review the project, ask questions, and provide feedback. There’s no formal presentation scheduled, so you can come in whenever it suits you best.

Credit: Original article published here.

Gumption Team

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