Hwy 80 repaving project begins Wednesday on Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - After several postponements, the Highway 80 summer repaving project begins Wednesday on Tybee Island.

$1.6 million to cover a 4.3-mile portion of Hwy 80 from Lazaretto Creek Bridge to Tybrisa Street.

You can expect road work Monday through Thursday, for the next three months except during these commute hours: 6 a.m. through 9 a.m. westbound and 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. eastbound.

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

"Georgia DOT has done a really good job working with us. They pushed the project back until after July 4. Hopefully, it won't have that much of an impact. It's something that needs to be done every three years and it's got to be done in the summer and we're glad the DOT worked with us," said Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman.

As the project gets under way, unmetered parking between Tybee Oaks and Campbell Avenue will be prohibited.

Same goes for First Street and Butler Avenue as repaving continues.

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