City to review marathon logistics

City parking garage schedule during marathon (Source: city of Savannah)
City parking garage schedule during marathon (Source: city of Savannah)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Officials from the city of Savannah will go over the logistics and answer questions about the Nov. 5 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

It will take place 11:30 a.m. Monday in Johnson Square.

Officials from the city of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police, Visit Savannah, and Chatham Area Transit will be participating in the news conference.

While on-street spaces and garage parking will be extremely limited in Downtown Savannah on Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Day, the city and county do have parking options, and will have several special openings and hours to increase parking capacity.

A flat $10 per day parking fee will be implemented in all garages to expedite the entrance and exit process from Thursday through Sunday. Take a ticket on the way into the garage, and pay upon exiting. Cash, MasterCard or Visa will be accepted.

Your best bet for parking is the Liberty Street Garage, located at Liberty and Montgomery streets. Access is easy, just off I-16 Montgomery Street exit.

City of Savannah news release on other parking info:

Chatham County to open parking areas: Chatham County will open the Courthouse Garage on Montgomery Street between Broughton and Oglethorpe beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, and the County parking lot on Montgomery between Oglethorpe and Liberty, also at 6 a.m..  

Monthly card holders: On Thursday and Friday, entrance into the garages will be limited to monthly card holders until 8 a.m. After 8 a.m., the garages will be open to the parking public, and remain open to all until the garage is full. After 8 a.m., space in the garages for monthly card holders cannot be guaranteed.

RV/motor coach parking at Visitor's Center Lot (MLK and Oglethorpe): $10 per day per vehicle and/or vehicle in tow.  Parking can be paid in advance beginning Thurs, Nov. 3rd for the event.  Please see the Parking Attendant in the control booth at the exit gate.  If an RV/Motor Coach or a vehicle leaves during the event, their parking space is not guaranteed.  Please park properly to avoid being cited.  Please put all trash in the trash receptacles.

Civic Center Lot: Closed to the public Saturday, Nov. 5, due to staging for the event.

On-Street Parking: Prohibited on the marathon route on Saturday, Nov. 5.  Parking meters in these areas will be bagged the night before.  Areas without meters will be appropriately barricaded and signs will be posted.  Vehicles parked in the prohibited zones will be towed beginning at 3 a.m Saturday, Nov. 5.  Metered parking will operate as normal Thursday and Friday. On-street parking Saturday and Sunday is free.