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Posted on: July 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Message from Mayor Buelterman

Update under way at JayCee Park:

 We are excited to be moving forward on significant improvements to Jaycee Park on Tybee’s north end. These upgrades were planned with input from the Tybee YMCA and community stakeholders. When completed, we will have a new pickle ball court, a new safe rubber surface and shading elements at the existing playground, new dugouts and fencing at the ball field, a removable home run fence for the softball leagues, new restroom facilities, and a soft rubber surface for the path that circles the park. These upgrades are being funded with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. Photos of the work currently underway are included below. Many thanks to all involved in the planning process. The work will take place in stages and our goal is to have everything completed by the spring of 2020. Thanks to all of our City Council members and our staff for their work on this exciting project.

Play Ground Sidewalk
PlaygroundPillarsBaseball BleachersAdditional Playground Equipment Installation

Concerns about Tybee Road

 We have had a few questions this week about the ongoing work on Highway 80 between the Bull River and Lazaretto Creek Bridges.  Although most of the major work has been completed, there was a work crew out by Fort Pulaski last night and their operations caused traffic delays.  We asked GDOT about the status of the work, and this was the reply we received Thursday,. July 18:

 After tonight, we should be finished with the construction except for establishing a stand of grass and removing the silt fence throughout this project which will require a few more nights at the end of the month to complete. They are scheduled to work on correcting several asphalt joints and cleaning the tack on the Bull River Bridge tonight if all goes well.’

 It sounds like there will be a work crew out again tonight so you may experience delays after 7pm.  However, after this evening (assuming the crews are not postponed due to bad weather tonight) the work that would cause traffic delays should be complete.

 The road is now up to 10 inches higher in the previously low-lying areas where flooding occurred in the past.

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