OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Drivers in Okaloosa and Walton counties 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.
— State Road 20 (John Sims Parkway) Resurfacing Project
Drivers will encounter intermittent east and westbound nighttime lane closures on S.R. 20, from Edge Avenue to west of the Rocky Bayou Bridge, Sunday, July 16, through Thursday, July 20, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. These closures are required to allow crews to place thermoplastic striping and complete worklist items.
— Brooks Bridge Replacement Project
Drivers may experience traffic disruptions Sunday, July 16, through Thursday, July 20, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work in the following locations:
- U.S. 98 east and westbound alternating and intermittent lane closures between Perry Avenue and Pier Road.
- Santa Rosa Boulevard east and westbound alternating lane closures from east of Amberjack Drive to Ross Marler Park.
- Intermittent shoulder closures on Brooks Street, between Perry Avenue and Florida Blanca Place, and on Business Access Road.
— 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, July 16 through Thursday, July 20, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. 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 temporary lane closures of the outside U.S. 98 east and westbound travel lanes from Josie Road to Hurlburt Field, Sunday, July 16 through Thursday, July 20, between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for shoulder widening construction.
— Interstate 10 (1-10)/Antioch Road Interchange
The left lane of I-10 westbound will be closed between Mile Markers 55 and 52 from 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, until 6 a.m. Monday, July 17. The lane closure will allow crews to shift both I-10 westbound travel lanes to the south so work may continue to construct the new I-10/Antioch Road interchange (Future Exit 53). Law enforcement personnel and directional signage will be positioned to assist drivers safely through the work zone.
— State Road 123 Bridge Inspection on Toms Creek and Turkey Creek Bridge
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures north of State Road 85 Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for routine bridge inspection.
— U.S. 98 Resurfacing from Village Road to East of U.S. 331
Drivers may encounter intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures, from Sunday, July 16, through Thursday, July 20, between 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. These closures are required for crews to place thermoplastic striping and complete worklist items.
— U.S. 98 Resurfacing from east of U.S. 331 to Peach Creek
Drivers may experience the following traffic disruptions the week of Sunday, July 16:
- Nighttime intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures, between U.S. 331 and Peach Creek, Sunday, July 16 through Thursday, July 20, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for milling and paving operations.
- Daytime intermittent turn lane and shoulder closures Monday, July 17 through Thursday, July 20, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., to construct a new right-turn lane to access Blakely Drew Boulevard and widen existing turn lanes between U.S. 331 and Peach Creek.
— U.S. 331 Routine Maintenance Between Clyde B. Wells Bridge and Chat Holley Road
Drivers will encounter intermittent southbound lane closures Monday, July 17, through Thursday, July 20, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for sidewalk repair.
— I-10 Resurfacing from East of U.S.331 to East of County Road 183 Overpass
Drivers will encounter intermittent westbound and eastbound daytime lane closures for paving operations from Monday, July 17, through Thursday, July 20.
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.