OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Drivers in Okaloosa County may encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads this week as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
Here is this week’s traffic advisory for Okaloosa County:
— Brooks Bridge Replacement Project
Drivers may experience traffic disruptions Sunday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 28, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility work in the following locations:
- U.S. 98 east and westbound alternating and intermittent lane closures between Ferry Road and Pier Road.
- Perry Avenue southbound lane closures between First Street and U.S. 98.
- Intermittent shoulder closures on Brooks Street, between Perry Avenue and Florida Blanca Place, and on Business Access Road.
- Santa Rosa Boulevard east and westbound alternating lane closures from east of Amberjack Drive to Ross Marler Park.
— U.S. 98 Bridge Rehabilitation over East Pass Bridge
Drivers may encounter intermittent single-lane closures on U.S. 98 over East Pass (Marler) Bridge, eastbound structure (Fort Walton Beach to Destin) Sunday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 28, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for striping operations. The existing 35 mph speed limit will be maintained during construction.
— U.S. 98 Improvements from Josie Road to Florida Place Southeast
Drivers may encounter the following impacts Sunday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 28, between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.:
- Temporary U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures from Mary Esther Boulevard to Florida Place Southeast to allow crews to adjust manholes and for roadway reconstruction activities.
- Intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures between Josie Road and Mary Esther Boulevard for milling and paving operations.
— State Road 285 Resurfacing from State Road 20 to State Road 293
Drivers may encounter intermittent outside lane closures on southbound S.R. 285, from East College Boulevard to Adams Street, Sunday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 30, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., for sidewalk work and to place sod.
All activities are weather-dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
For more information, visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three at www.nwflroads.com.