SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Work from the Savannah Shines neighborhood improvement initiative continues to be on display on the city’s east side.
The Edgemere-Sackville neighborhood was the first area to benefit from the program, and thanks to a recently approved contract, improvement work will continue.
Savannah Shines got its start near the intersection of Cedar Street and DeLesseps Avenue.
Over $700,000 worth of work will be done along Cedar Street, including six-and-a-half blocks worth of new sidewalk on the east side of the street, from 52nd Street to the new park, new curb and gutter, new crosswalks, and lighting.
Part of the Savannah Shines initiative, the project aims to improve overall connectivity for residents wanting to walk from parts of the Edgemere-Sackville neighborhood all the way to Daffin Park.
“It’s going to be a magnificent addition to Savannah Shines, and I really want to thank my fellow council members, my colleagues for all that they have done to allow Savannah Shines to be a success as it has been," said Alderman John Hall, District 3.
A dedication of the park is set for mid-May, and the work on Cedar Street will begin in June.