Chatham Co. awarded $2 million for Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 3:52 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 5:44 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - WTOC is learning more about a federally funded project that will eliminate some railroad crossings in Chatham County.

The county was just awarded nearly $2 million in grants.

It’s part of the Department of Transportation’s ‘Railroad Crossing Elimination Program.’

Chatham County’s project will eliminate 11 at-grade crossings near the Port of Savannah.

Wednesday’s event was held in the Woodville neighborhood, which will see some train tracks removed entirely.

County Chairman Chester Ellis says the project will hugely improve the quality of life for residents near the tracks.

“The grant money secured with the help of Congressman Carter will help ensure this important community improvement project will move forward, benefitting residents and businesses alike within Chatham County,” said Chatham County Commission Chairman Chester A. Ellis.

“Eliminating certain railroad crossings in Savannah, Garden City and Port Wentworth will fulfill a need to improve mobility for those living around the Port of Savannah.”