DABA discusses concerns over Derenne widening

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Derenne Avenue Business Association held a meeting to discuss their concerns over losing business space if the plan to widen Derenne Avenue moves forward.

The meeting was suppose to happen at the Derenne Resource Center, but because of scheduling issues they set up at the makeshift post at the CVS drugstore nearby.

The DABA invited the public and city officials.

"I want to ensure you that no one is going to move recklessly to try to remove anyone from business and I would be in favor of helping to talk to my colleagues about relocation packages and assistance with any business that was displaced from Derenne," explained Alderman Jeff Felser.

The widening plan will create a straight route from Lynes Parkway to White Bluff Road. It will also mean relocating the entrance to Hunter Army Airfield and widening Hamstead Avenue. The project will cost around $47 million.

For more information about the project visit projectderenne.com.

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