Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tybee Island meeting seeks public input on U.S. Highway 80 bridges

hgwy80bridgesThe idea of riding a bicycle from Savannah to Tybee Island is understandably appealing both to area residents and visitors from all over the United States. Unfortunately, the trip can be a dangerous one. Major barriers to safe travel by bicycle include the bridges at Bull River and Lazaretto Creek. A public meeting tonight on Tybee Island is part of a study of the situation. Details on the meeting are as follows:

Pub Mtg 1 Press Release 090810.docx
Thursday, September 16, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tybee Island City Hall
403 Butler Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328
The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility
of replacing or modifying the existing bridges with
a design that includes shoulders, as well as protected
facilities for bicycles and pedestrians, either on one
bridge or a separate bridge. Also as part of the study,
the flood-prone areas of US 80 shall be identified and
interim solutions recommended.
Thursday, Sept. 16
6-8 p.m.
Tybee Island City Hall
403 Butler Ave.
Tybee Island
“The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of replacing or modifying the existing bridges witha design that includes shoulders, as well as protected¬†facilities for bicycles and pedestrians, either on one¬†bridge or a separate bridge.”
More information is available on the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization website.