OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Motorists will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa County and Walton County as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
— State Road (S.R.) 85 Improvements from S.R. 123 to Hospital Drive
Drivers will encounter intermittent, temporary northbound lane closures between S.R. 123 and Shoal River Bridge, Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26, for paving operations. S.R. 85 northbound lane closures will not occur between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. One travel lane will always remain open, and access to private property and driveways will be maintained.
— S.R. 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 Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The lane closures are required to repair and construct sidewalk along the north side of the roadway.
— S.R. 4 Bridge Replacement at Blackwater River
Motorists will encounter intermittent daytime lane closures from Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27. Drivers are reminded the speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone.
— Mary Esther Cutoff (S.R. 393) Routine Maintenance at Playground Music in Fort Walton
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures Wednesday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for concrete operations.
— S.R. 397 (North John Sims Parkway) Routine Maintenance from Government Avenue to Edge Avenue in Valparaiso
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures the week of Monday, May 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tree trimming operations.
— Roger J. Clary Highway (S.R. 123) Routine Bridge Maintenance over Eglin Parkway Overpass
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures Sunday, May 22, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair.
— U.S. 98 Widening from Emerald Bay Drive to Tang-O-Mar Drive – Drivers will encounter intermittent east and westbound lane closures the week of Sunday, May 22, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving operations. Additionally, widening work on Forest Shore 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.