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Chip Rogers

Truck Route to Savannah Port Underway

By Chip Rogers Posted October 21, 2013 4:57pm (EDT)
The DeLoach Connector is estimated to have 8,000 trucks transporting goods daily.

The DeLoach Connector is estimated to have 8,000 trucks transporting goods daily.


The Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Connector is underway and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.

The DeLoach Connector is the long anticipated 3.1 mile, four-lane route that will allow trucks direct access to the Port of Savannah. It is estimated that nearly 8,000 will be using the DeLoach Connector and will significantly reduce traffic on Augusta Highway/Ga. 21.

"This project will reduce the amount of time, costs and emissions required to move products to and from the international marketplace," observed Robert Jepson, the Port Authority's Chairman. "When complete, the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway will provide direct access from I-95 to the Port of Savannah and help to form a cargo beltway serving the fourth busiest and single largest container terminal in North America. Because of the keen foresight and strong commitment from the State of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Ports Authority, we can rest assured that the Port of Savannah will continue to provide the best services for its customers and economic opportunities throughout the Southeast (ACCG.org).”

To learn more about the Jimmy DeLoach Connector Project, please click HERE.

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