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General McIntosh Boulevard and President Street Roadway and Utility Improvements

Location: Savannah, GA

Client: City of Savannah

Project Scope:

  • Water, Force Main, Gravity Sewer Design
  • Control Valve Design
  • Building/Foundation Design
  • Pile Foundation Design
  • Permitting
  • Bid Phase Services
  • Construction Observation

Project Description:

Thomas & Hutton was hired by the City of Savannah to perform water and wastewater engineering design services for the General McIntosh Blvd/President St. area.

Thomas & Hutton designed relocations and improvements to the existing water and wastewater utilities along the General McIntosh and President Street corridors. These utility relocations were part of the City of Savannah’s current roadway improvement project, but also part of the long-range civic master plan to redevelop and expand downtown into the East Boundary area. The project consists of planning, design, permitting, bidding, and construction observation of 4,000 linear feet of 48-inch diameter sanitary sewer, 2,500 linear feet of 24-inch diameter water main, 2,000 linear feet of 16-inch diameter water main, 1,800 linear feet of 18-inch diameter HDPE directional drill wetland crossing, and 1,500 linear feet of 60-inch and 36-inch diameter steel casing jack and bores. The project also includes the design of a control station and building to regulate flow of groundwater and surface water sources to Hutchinson Island.

Significant coordination between roadway design, construction staging, and traffic control was required to design the utility relocations while preventing any interruptions to water and sewer service. The relocated utilities for this project are critical infrastructure that provide sewer conveyance to a large portion of the City’s service (including the entire downtown area). The water system provides service to all of Hutchinson Island and industrial users along the Savannah River.

General McIntosh Boulevard and President Street Roadway and Utility Improvements