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Work continues on Savannah Avenue in Statesboro

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Drivers will see the orange barrels on Savannah Avenue in Statesboro for a few more weeks into mid-June. But then the focus shifts across to another part of town.

When they finish here, not only will drivers have a new street to drive, walkers will have a safe place to cross the street.

More than 8,000 cars travel Savannah Avenue every day, moving between Statesboro's downtown and retail areas. The city engineer says the resurfacing comes after months of work underground along the way.

“We had to replace old deteriorating sewer lines that needed replacing and water lines too. They've added these median islands to improve the looks of an historic neighborhood that includes homes and offices. The work has meant on and off detours...something Dr. Horace Deal has seen and felt at his practice,” said City Engineer Brad Deal.

“As it gets to the end with a lot more road closures, it's been a little frustrating but for the outcome. You can already see that it's going to be really pretty,” said Dr. Horace Deal, Optometrist.

Across town, badly needed work on Parrish Street will start in a few months. After that, the city will focus on West Main.

The work on Parrish Street will wrap up in the fall.

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