New road construction set to begin in Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) — A heads up for those of you who travel back and forth to Tybee Island. A $1.6 million resurfacing project will begin Wednesday, July 12.

City officials hope the project will lead to a smoother, safer commute.

The next phase of the project will include replacing the Bull and Lazaretto Creek Bridge, and creating emergency turn off lanes.

The roadway project will be conducted Monday through Thursday, except during commute hours of 6-9 a.m. westbound and 4 -7 p.m. eastbound.

Weekend work is restricted from 5 a.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Sunday.

This multi-million dollar project with the Georgia Department of Transportation has been in the works for years. Tybee’s Mayor hopes it will help reduce the number of accidents.

“We petitioned the Governor and everybody, senators, everybody that we possibly can to make that happen, but the plans currently call for two new two bridges, but they will be infinitely better in terms of safety than what we have now,” says Jason Buelterman, Mayor of Tybee Island.

Editor’s note: The previous version of this story read that construction would begin Monday, June 10.

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