Fort Walton Beach to host Lewis Turner Area Traffic Study Community Workshop

The City of Fort Walton Beach will be conducting a Lewis Turner Area Traffic Study Community Workshop on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at the Clubhouse Grill within the Fort Walton Beach Golf Club at 6:00 pm.

  • This study was done due to growth in the northern side of the City (and unincorporated Okaloosa County) and to try to mitigate future traffic impacts in the area.

The Lewis Turner Boulevard area of the City and unincorporated Okaloosa County has experienced substantial growth over the last few years due to development resulting in traffic impacts, according to the city.

  • As for the geographical area, this study encompasses everything from Lewis Turner Boulevard to Shalimar, and down to Racetrack Road.

The project is based on alleviating traffic for current and future growth that has been experienced in this area of the City and unincorporated Okaloosa County.

Proposed improvements would consist of construction engineering & inspection (CEI), intersection improvements, pedestrian/bicycle modifications and a potential new corridor through the City’s Golf Club property.

Total project costs are anticipated to be $3,000,000. The city accepted a $1,500,000 FDOT grant on Tuesday night that will pay up to 50 percent of project costs, or $1,500,000, whichever is less.

For Wednesday night’s community workshop, the meeting itself is just an open forum and will relay some preliminary findings from the areawide transportation study and relay consultant recommendations from the study.

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