President Street project managers making tweaks to accommodate drivers

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - President Street project leaders say the speed limit is 20 miles per hour through this stretch for good reason.

When looking at the traffic flow, and shifting patterns, engineers determined the 20 miles per hour speed limit was fast enough, especially with the hard shift and temporary taper that helped ease vehicles over the railroad tracks.

But the taper wasn't meant to accommodate speeders, and the rough ride generated some negative feedback from the public, leading to complaints being filed with the city and social media posts.

This driver says they saw someone's back window shatter after going over a bad bump at the railroad tracks earlier this month.

"We thought it was OK, at the posted speed limit, but noticed people weren't heeding that. So, we decided to just go ahead and place the actual inch and a half of topping in that area. And that was installed Thursday of last week. So, we just decided to go ahead and address any complaints," said President Street Project Manager Zack Hoffman.

The President Street Improvement Project is expected to be wrapped up by the first of next year.

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