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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:00am

Tybee Seeks New Signs From I-16

New signs soon will be directing motorists traveling to Tybee Island to use a new route.

Island officials paid $5,000 to move signs along Interstate 95.

They now tell people to take U.S. 80 through Savannah.

This spring, the state Department of Transportation will move the signs to usher motorists on Interstate 16.

Cullen Chambers of the island's tourism council says, the current route is unattractive.

"The existing route along the old Hwy. 80 west was probably developed back before all the commercial and industrial development along that pathway," Chambers says. "It's very confusing."

About a million visitors come to Tybee each year. Most all arrive by car.

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