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Public meeting held to discuss Skidaway Road Project

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

On Thursday, a public meeting was held to discuss Skidaway Rd., one of the most traveled roads in Savannah. This is the second set of meeting and engineers keep changing designs to match residents' concerns. The plan would improve drainage and add bike and walking paths between Ferguson and Victory Dr. Planners also want to add turning lanes and medians at several high impact spots and a traffic light at the entrance to the Home Depot Shopping Center. Reactions to the project are mixed.

"I think it will improve the area. We need some improvements on the roads down here and I think it will improve my part of it anyway," said Fred Brown, Savannah.

"Well I think it is a gratuitous use of taxpayer money for a project that isn't needed and is not necessary," said Beth Kinstler, Savannah.

County engineers will take the suggestions back to the drawing board and come up with recommendations for both city and county councils. Folks can expect another hearing in the next few months.

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