The Jekyll Island Authority sent out the following alert
on Tuesday August 17th:

The two existing west bound lanes of Ben Fortson Parkway (the main road onto Jekyll Island) will be closed beginning this afternoon for site work to start on the Flash Foods gas and convenience store. The road will become a two lane road – one lane heading east onto the island and one lane heading west off the island. The road will be permanently realigned beginning with this detour today.  The detour beginning this afternoon will eventually be replaced as part of the new entrance/exit sequence to the Island. 

Drivers are encouraged to observe slow speeds on the island and pay special attention to oncoming traffic that result from this change.

The photos below of the lane closure and the work on the Flash Foods gas station and convenience store were taken on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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