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 State Road 20, from Edge Avenue to west of the Rocky Bayou Bridge, Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29, 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, June 25, through Thursday, June 29, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for the following construction activities:
- U.S. 98 east and westbound alternating and intermittent lane closures between Perry Avenue and Pier Road for utility work.
- Santa Rosa Boulevard east and westbound alternating lane closures from east of Amberjack Drive to Ross Marler Park for utility work.
- Intermittent shoulder closures on Brooks Street, between Perry Avenue and Florida Blanca Place, and on Business Access Road for utility work.
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, westbound structure (Destin to Fort Walton Beach), Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29, 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 eastbound travel lane from Josie Road to Hurlburt Field, Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29, between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for shoulder widening construction.
State Road 85 resurfacing from John Sims Parkway to College Boulevard
Drivers can expect intermittent single-lane closures on State Road 85 north and southbound, Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29, to allow crews to place thermoplastic striping, maintenance of shoulder drop-offs, and to place sod. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
I-10/Antioch Road Interchange
The left lane of I-10 westbound will be closed between Mile Markers 55 and 52 from 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, until 6 a.m. Friday, June 30. The lane closure will allow crews to shift both westbound travel lanes slightly to the south so work may continue to construct the new I-10/Antioch Road interchange (future Exit 53). The speed limit on this segment of I-10 will remain 60 mph.
U.S. 90 Routine Utility Maintenance in Crestview
Drivers may encounter intermittent lane closures Monday, June 26, through Thursday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility maintenance.
U.S. 98 Resurfacing from Village Road to East of U.S. 331
The week of Sunday, June 25, drivers may encounter intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures between 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving and striping operations.
U.S. 98 Widening from Mack Bayou Road to County Road (C.R.) 30A
On Sunday, June 25, drivers will encounter intermittent single-lane closures on U.S. 98 westbound near West Hewett Road between 7:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. as crews perform striping work.
U.S. 98 Resurfacing from east of U.S. 331 to Peach Creek
Drivers may encounter intermittent east and westbound turn lane closures on U.S. 98 from east of U.S. 331 to Peach Creek, Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 29, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for turn lane widening.
U.S. 98 Coring Operations at Goldsby Road
Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures Monday, June 26, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for coring 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.