Tatemville sound wall project starts Tuesday

Mayor Otis Johnson
Mayor Otis Johnson

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A ceremony on Tuesday afternoon marked the beginning of construction of the Tatemville Sound Wall along DeRenne Avenue.

The project is expected to take up to nine months. It involves installing a 1,400 feet of a 10-foot walk, signage, striping and guardrail.

"This is a long awaited projected for the people in Tatemville community. From what I can understand, this condition's existed here for over 50 years," said District 5 Alderman Clifton Jones Jr.

It's the first construction project associated with the Project DeRenne process, according to the city.

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