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).
— 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, March 5 through Thursday, March 9. The closures are required for median milling, median widening, and sidewalk construction.
— State Road 85 Resurfacing from John Sims Parkway to College Boulevard
Drivers will encounter intermittent north and southbound outside lane closures Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for sidewalk repair and construction.
— Brooks Bridge Replacement Project
Brooks Street, from Perry Avenue to Florida Blanca Place near the southeast entrance to Publix in the Shoppes at Paradise Point shopping center in Fort Walton Beach, will be realigned and converted to one-way traffic on Thursday, March 9. Drivers may experience lane closures on Brooks Street beginning on Wednesday, March 8, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to allow crews to place traffic in the new configuration. The configuration is expected to be in place while crews construct the new westbound bridge. Detour signage will be in place to direct drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Additionally, drivers may experience the following traffic impacts Sunday, March 5 through Thursday, March 9, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. as crews perform utility work:
- 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 the U.S. 98 over East Pass (Marler) Bridge, eastbound structure (Fort Walton Beach to Destin), Sunday, March 5 through Thursday, March 9, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The existing 35 mph speed limit will be maintained during construction.
— State Road 4 Routine Maintenance at the new CEFCO in Baker
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures Sunday, March 5, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving operations.
— U.S. 98 Resurfacing from Village Road to East of U.S. 331
Drivers will encounter the following traffic impacts Sunday, March 5:
- Intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures, between 7:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., for concrete removal and replacement and asphalt milling and resurfacing activities
- Intermittent closures of the U.S. 98 east and westbound outside shoulders and turn lanes may be required as crews construct new sidewalks and widen existing turn lanes between Village Road and U.S. 331.
- Intermittent temporary east and westbound outside daytime lane closures on U.S. 98, from Village Road to Mack Bayou Road, Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The closures are required to deliver concrete for sidewalk, curb, and gutter construction.
— State Road 20 Turn Lane Construction at J. W. Hollington Road
Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures the week of Sunday, March 5, for paving operations.
— Interstate 10 Resurfacing from U.S. 331 (DeFuniak Springs Exit 85) to East of State Road 81 (Ponce de Leon Exit 96)
Motorists will encounter intermittent outside east and westbound lane closures Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10, for paving operations.
— U.S. 331 Routine Maintenance near Brown Well Field Road
Motorists will encounter intermittent northbound lane closures Tuesday, March 7, through Thursday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for paving operations.
— U.S. 331 Routine Bridge Maintenance over Choctawhatchee Relief
Motorists may encounter intermittent lane closures north of U.S. 98 Friday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
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.