Eglin Air Force Base to close Highway 85, State Roads 123 & 285 next week

Eglin Air Force Base has announced that the 96th Test Wing will conduct testing on the Eglin range complex on January 31, 2023, requiring the closure of Highway 85 and State Roads 123 and 285.

  • Highway 85 and SR 123 will be closed at various points between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
  • State Road 285 will close periodically from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Eglin announced that State Road 285 will close again for testing on February 1-3 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

According to Eglin, the roads will not be closed for more than a 90-minute period and the roads may be closed for several periods within the time frame.

A back-up mission date for testing near Highway 85 and SR 123 is February 1 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

3 Responses

  1. How do we get to appointments in Crestview? Is there even another road that connects Niceville and Crestview? Why wouldn’t they do this on a weekend or evenings instead of in the middle of the day during the work week? ‍♀️

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