Savannah parkway begun in 1990 opens final leg - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Savannah parkway begun in 1990 opens final leg

Posted: Updated:

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - After 24 years of construction that cost $182 million, the Harry S. Truman Parkway in Savannah is finally finished.

The final 2-mile stretch of the four-lane parkway was scheduled to open to traffic Friday morning after rush hour. The Georgia Department of Transportation built the road project in five phases, with construction starting in 1990.

The completed Truman Parkway spans nearly 11 miles, staring at Highway 80 just east of Savannah's downtown historic district and ending amid the shopping centers on the city's suburban south side.

Savannah-Chatham County police cars and Georgia State Patrol cruisers are assigned to lead the way as the freeway's newest leg opens to traffic at 10 a.m. Friday.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:19:40 GMT
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car got rear ended by a suspected drunk driver.  The officer, who is a member of the department's HEAT DUI unit, was working a traffic stop
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
  • Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:44 GMT
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices