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Final phases of Victory Drive Corridor study discussed at community meeting

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The final phase of a study is underway that could bring back the beauty of a major Savannah thoroughfare lost to development and neglect.

The Victory Drive Corridor is getting a lot of attention Thursday night and that attention could mean improving traffic flow, and creating a landscaped gateway into the Hostess City once again.

Nothing we saw at the meeting is going to happen overnight. A lot of projects for the corridor require working with the city and state, and it's ultimately up to those entities to determine what recommendations will be pursued.

"It's going to be at least a few months for some of these, years for a lot of the recommendations,” said Metro Planning Commission Project Manager Jane Love.

Some of those recommendations call for better sidewalks, bike lanes and an improved median with its own irrigation system. Another suggestion coming from the public during past feedback meetings, a reduced speed limit from 40 to 35 miles per hour. Traffic patterns and speed is definitely a concern for some as the study moves forward.

"Kind of concerned about the traffic flow problems that we're currently experiencing between Victory and Skidaway. So that's what I'm really here for, is to find out what the future plans are going to be to alleviate some of the traffic problems we have,” said Bill Towler, who works off Victory Drive.

Also part of the presentation was a glimpse of Victory Drive's past, compiled by a SCAD graduate student.

"I feel this project is helpful because we are able to look at the past and see what was there. But, you know, times change as well. So we have to make it work for our modern world today, and hopefully, we're responsible about that,” said SCAD graduate student Hailey Chesnutt.

The MPC says they really need continued participation from the community in the study to make sure whatever changes come to fruition support the public need.

"There's so much we could do by going out in the Corridor and looking ourselves, but that's just our perspective. There are things that we've learned from people, and ideas they've provided like the speed limit reduction idea, that adds to what we can consider and include in the report,” said Love.

The Phase Three Study is expected to be finished by December.

All the slides from Thursday’s presentation are available here. 

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