OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Motorists 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.
− State Road (S.R.) 85 (South Ferdon Boulevard) Bridge Rehabilitation over FG&A Railroad
There will be intermittent lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8 through Friday, May 13, as crews clean, repair, and seal areas of the bridge.
− S.R. 85 Improvements from S.R. 123 to Hospital Drive
Drivers will encounter intermittent southbound single-lane closures between S.R. 123 and Shoal River Bridge as crews place sod along the inside and outside shoulder. The closures will not occur during the peak travel time of 5 a.m. through 10 a.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 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 8 through Thursday, May 12. 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 be shifted to the new roadway and bridge Wednesday, May 11. In addition, intermittent daytime lane closures from Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13. Drivers are reminded the speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone.
− Interstate 10 (I-10) Routine Maintenance West of S. R. 85 (Exit 56)
Motorists will encounter intermittent eastbound lane closures near mile marker 54 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 19 as crews repair guardrails.
− S.R. 397 (W John Sims Parkway) Routine Utility Maintenance in Valparaiso
Motorists can expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 9 through Thursday, June 2 as crews perform utility maintenance.
− S.R. 20 Turn Lane Construction between Hospital Street and North Palm Boulevard
Motorists can expect outside westbound lane closures at the new ALDI grocery store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 9 as crews perform paving 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.
− U.S. 98 Widening from Emerald Bay Drive to Tang-O-Mar Drive
Drivers will encounter intermittent turn lane closures at U.S. 98 signalized intersections from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The temporary closures are required to place traffic signal detection loops and striping.
For more information, visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three at www.nwflroads.com.