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Highway link to Port of Savannah would help safety

Container freight trucks entering and exiting the Port of Savannah have presented a substantial safety hazard on surface streets near the port.

Now Gov. Nathan Deal is supporting a proposal to build a new 3.1 mile highway link between I-95 and the Port of Savannah. It would be used primarily by tractor-trailers hauling cargo to and from the Savannah port, the nation’s fourth largest container port.

While the economic development motivation is to invest in the seaport and international trade, a side benefit would be to separate all those container trucks from street traffic around Port Wentworth and Garden City. That will save lives.

Ken Shigley’s qualifications include:

– President-elect, State Bar of Georgia – Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy – “Super Lawyer” (Atlanta Magazine)
– “Legal Elite” (Georgia Trend Magazine)
– AV “Preeminent” – Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale)
– Author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice (West 2010)
– Board member & faculty, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group – Former chair, Georgia Insurance Law Institute – Former chair, Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute He is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia whose practices focuses on representation of plaintiffs in high end personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury back injury, and burn injury cases.

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