DeLesseps Avenue Improvements

The DeLesseps Avenue Improvements project implements the City of Savannah’s Complete Streets ordinance. The project will include adding sidewalks and bike lanes in both the east and west directions. This project will also improve drainage by adding curb and gutter, pipe and drainage inlets along the limits of the project. Pedestrian facilities at two existing traffic signals will be upgraded. 

The limits of the project are along DeLesseps Avenue from Waters Avenue to Skidaway Road. This project is anticipated to be complete July 2025.

July 2023 Update

DeLesseps Widening Project Image 072423Construction is underway on the DeLesseps Avenue Improvements project. The contractor has begun to install the drainage infrastructure associated with the project. The City expects the roadway widening, and installation of sidewalks, will follow the installation of the drainage infrastructure in accordance with the rolling detour and associated street closing.

This project is anticipated to be complete July 2025. The extended timeline is due to the narrow corridor and extensive utility relocations (Georgia Power, AT&T, Comcast, AGL) required to complete the project. 

Due to the extended timeline, the contractor will be using rolling detours throughout the life of the project. The first detour, closing DeLesseps Avenue from Waters Avenue to Guatemala Street, started on Monday, July 24, 2023.