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Brooks Street realignment underway in Downtown Fort Walton Beach as part of bridge construction

A segment of Brooks Street in downtown Fort Walton Beach is being realigned as part of the ongoing $171 million Brooks Bridge Replacement Project, according to the Florida Department of […]

A segment of Brooks Street in downtown Fort Walton Beach is being realigned as part of the ongoing $171 million Brooks Bridge Replacement Project, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Construction crews are shifting part of Brooks Street slightly south to make space for the future foundation of the new Brooks Bridge, according to FDOT. The realignment of the road is occurring between Florida Blanca Place and Perry Avenue.

The new stretch of Brooks Street is expected to open later this month for one-way traffic. The realignment is necessary to accommodate the parallel bridges that will expand capacity on the thoroughfare from four lanes to six when the work is completed.

The current Brooks Bridge opened in 1966. The replacement project broke ground last year and is estimated to be finished by summer 2027.

Eventually two new bridges will be built side-by-side, increasing the traffic capacity from the existing bridge.

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