OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
— State Road 85 Improvements from S.R. 123 to Hospital Drive
Drivers will encounter intermittent, temporary northbound lane closures on S.R. 85 between the Shoal River Bridge and Hospital Drive. The lane closures will be from 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for paving operations. One travel lane will remain open at all times and access to private property and driveways will be maintained, the FDOT said.
— S.R. 20 (John Sims Parkway) Resurfacing Project
Drivers may encounter intermittent outside westbound lane closures on S.R. 20 from Edge Avenue to west of the Rocky Bayou Bridge. The lane closures will be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and are for repair and sidewalk construction along the north side of the roadway, according to the FDOT.
— U.S. 98 Widening from Emerald Bay Drive to Tang-O-Mar Drive
Drivers will encounter intermittent and alternating lane closures on U.S. 98 east and westbound between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The FDOT said the closures are required for asphalt paving, cutting traffic signal detection loops, and additional work list items. Additionally, paving work on County Road 2378 (Scenic Gulf Drive) at U.S. 98 will require flagmen to direct drivers through the work zone.
— U.S. 98 Resurfacing Project from Village Road to east of U.S. 331
According to the FDOT, the speed limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph between Village Road and U.S. 331. Additionally, drivers may encounter temporary traffic disruptions as crews begin mobilizing equipment and materials to construct the new U.S. 98 westbound right turn lane at Don Bishop Road.
— U.S. 331 Routine Utility Maintenance North of Sloss Avenue in DeFuniak Springs
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures, from Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as utility crews perform operations.
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.