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.
— Okaloosa County:
State Road (S.) 85 Improvements from S.R. 123 to Hospital Drive
Drivers will encounter intermittent, temporary northbound lane closures on S.R. 85, between S.R. 123 and Shoal River Bridge, Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9, for shoulder work. S.R. 85 northbound lane closures will not occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (peak travel times). One travel lane will remain open at all times and access to private property and driveways will be maintained. Signage and traffic flaggers will be on-site to direct traffic through the work zone, the FDOT said.
— SR. 20 (John Sims Parkway) Resurfacing Project
Drivers may encounter intermittent outside westbound lane closures from Edge Avenue to west of the Rocky Bayou Bridge from Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews repair and construct sidewalk along the north side of the roadway, according to the FDOT.
— SR. 397 (South John Sims Parkway) Routine Utility Maintenance in Valparaiso
Motorists can expect lane closures from Wednesday, July 6 through Thursday, July 7 from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. for utility maintenance, the FDOT said.
— SR. 20 (Main Street) City of Freeport Annual 4th of July Parade from Kylea Laird Drive to East Bay Loop Road
S.R. 20 will be closed from Kylea Laird Drive to East Bay Loop Road Monday, July 4 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the City of Freeport 4th of July Parade, the FDOT said.
— U.S. 98 Widening from Emerald Bay Drive to Tang-O-Mar Drive
This week 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.
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.