Cross Town Connector two-lane roadway design

City of Destin updated on the two-lane ‘Cross Town Connector’ design

"There will be a continuous alternative to US 98 from Stallman Ave to State Road 293."
Cross Town Connector two-lane roadway design

The proposed Cross Town Connector project would be new roadway in Destin extending from Benning Drive to Beach Drive. It was originally studied and designed to be a four-lane road.

On June 1, 2020, City Council discussed the reduction of the current proposed Cross Town Connector from a four-lane to a two-lane road section.

At the conclusion of the Council discussion, Staff was directed to proceed to obtain the redesign, new Scope of Work and quote for a two-lane road.

“Once this connection between Azalea Drive and Legion Drive is made, there will be a continuous alternative to US 98 from Stallman Ave to State Road 293,” said Jessica Golema, Project Manager at Atkins.

via City of Destin

Specifically, the two-lane roadway design will encompass the following elements: 

  • 71’ wide right-of-way
  • A two -11’ wide lane separated (median) section with 4’ wide bike lanes and two -10’ wide multi-use trails
  • ROW acquisition of remaining parcels.
  • Major Development and Subdivision Applications to declare right-of-way and modify property lines
via City of Destin
Graphic showing stormwater ponds – City of Destin
via City of Destin

According to Golema, construction is currently slated to be funded through the Tourist Development Council but additional grants will be pursued to help with costs.

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