November 5, 2020 - The public engagement process for the long-awaited Project DeRenne will start with a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Savannah Fairgrounds, located at 4801 Meding Street.

The project includes widening of DeRenne from the Hunter Army Airfield area, east to the Truman Parkway;  redesign of the retail shopping areas;  changes in roadways connecting to DeRenne;  drainage improvements; and hardscape design improvements to DeRenne Avenue.  The project has been stalled for a number of years awaiting Federal environmental impact studies. Federal funding will also be a critical need for the project to move forward to completion. 

Consultants and staff will give an overview of the project at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 to accommodate different schedules, and they will be available to answer questions. 

According to city  officials, this is not a town hall meeting, and anyone with comments will be able to leave them in writing or with a court reporter. If residents can't attend in person, they can view the presentation through zoom at

To learn more about the project, register to attend a session on Nov. 10 and submit comments through Nov. 23 here:

Dr. Estella Shabazz, Mayor Pro Tem, has led City Council representation on the project for more than eight years.

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