Port Wentworth Post Office to close

SAVANNAH – The U.S. Postal Service will be closing the Port Wentworth Branch at 300 Cantyre St. in Savannah.

"Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume - a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces this past year alone - we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network," said South Georgia District Manager Julius E. Locklear, in a statement, "By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization."

The office will close at the end of the business day on Feb. 28. Those postal employees affected by the closure will be reassigned in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and established repositioning processes, according to a USPS news release.

"Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will still be available and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have," said Locklear in a statement.

Customers can go to the Garden City Branch Post Office at 4431 Augusta Rd. in Savannah.

The closure comes after a review that started last summer that looked at an estimated 3,300 stations and branches in urban and suburban areas across the country. The study focused on those facilities close by each other to determine where consolidations might be feasible, while maintaining customer access to postal services, according to the news release.

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