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FDOT to resurface 5-mile stretch of Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced plans for a resurfacing project on Eglin Parkway from U.S. Highway 98 in Fort Walton Beach to Richbourg Avenue in Shalimar. According to […]

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced plans for a resurfacing project on Eglin Parkway from U.S. Highway 98 in Fort Walton Beach to Richbourg Avenue in Shalimar.

  • The project, spanning five miles, is set to begin in late 2025 and is expected to be completed by mid-2026.

According to FDOT, the project aims to resurface all existing travel lanes, auxiliary lanes, median crossovers, and paved shoulders, including the Garniers Bayou and Cinco Bayou bridges. No additional right-of-way acquisition is required for this project.

In addition to the resurfacing work, the project will include improvements to the school zone to meet new school safety standards, upgrades to pedestrian features, enhancements to existing traffic signals, and minor drainage improvements.

  • During the construction phase, lane closures will be permitted Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to minimize disruption to daily traffic.

Residents with questions or concerns about the project are encouraged to contact FDOT Project Manager Howard Hodge, or submit comments using the pre-addressed comment form provided by FDOT.

Comments sent by mail must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 20, 2024, to be considered. The address is 1074 Hwy 90 E., Chipley, FL 32428-0607.

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