The Victory Drive Corridor Study is a multi-phase effort that looks at transportation, landscape, and land use/urban design, in segments covering all of Victory Drive and US 80 eastward, which makes up the famous World War I memorial highway. The study began in 2014 when the Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission partnered with several local advocacy groups to conduct the first phase, which was a broad assessment of the entire corridor. To date, the phases completed included those explained below.
The Victory Drive corridor study aims to preserve, revitalize and maintain its historic, commemorative landscape and prominence as a signature boulevard.
Through a public-private collaboration, this study seeks to develop an implementable plan incorporating context sensitive solutions to balance the transportation and land use demands of a contemporary street.
Phase I looked at a 19.8-mile long study corridor beginning at the Victory Drive and Ogeechee Road intersection and continuing east and south to the end of Butler Avenue on Tybee Island. Two major sections of the corridor were defined with the Wilmington River as the dividing line.
Phase I produced the following reports:
Each of the detailed studies that follow Phase I identify specific projects and strategies needed to achieve the vision for Victory Drive. Phase II developed conceptual plans for the segment from Ogeechee Road to MLK Jr. Boulevard, in order to revitalize this portion of Victory Drive into a beautiful street that reflects the community's rich history and vibrancy, while supporting multiple modes of travel.
Phase II produced the following reports:
Phase III developed policy recommendations and conceptual streetscape plans for the segment from Bee Road to just east of Skidaway Road, in order to restore and protect this portion of Victory Drive as treasured, symbolic boulevard with a sense of place.
Phase III produced the following reports: