The City of Savannah will be reducing Whitaker Street to a single traffic lane between Bay Street and Broughton Street in an effort to visually enhance the corridor and provide additional on-street parking.The pilot program will begin Monday, February 5, and is expected to last for up to 90 days pending feedback. The trial intends to evaluate whether the change will improve conditions for the area and whether a permanent lane reduction is feasible.The City is welcoming feedback regarding the modifications and has set up an online form, see the below link.
The Whitaker Street Lane Reduction Pilot Program has been revised to two traffic lanes with a pedestrian buffer by adding edge lines and narrowing the travel lanes. On-street parking has been removed for the remainder of the pilot.
Whitaker Street will be restored to two lanes for weekend traffic (Friday thru Sunday). On-street parking will be prohibited 6:00 AM Friday until 6:00 AM Monday. Lane Reduction will resume for weekdays at this time.