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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Advisory: July 23-27

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County: Walton County:

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

Okaloosa County:

  • Brooks Bridge Replacement Project – Drivers may experience traffic disruptions Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work in the following locations:
    • U.S. 98 east and westbound alternating and intermittent lane closures between Perry Avenue and Pier Road. 
    • Santa Rosa Boulevard east and westbound alternating lane closures from east of Amberjack Drive to Ross Marler Park. 
    • Intermittent shoulder closures on Brooks Street, between Perry Avenue and Florida Blanca Place, and on Business Access Road.
  • State Road (S.R.) 188 (Racetrack Road) at Delton Boulevard – Drivers may encounter intermittent lane closures between Racetrack Road and Bob Sykes Boulevard will remain closed except to local traffic beginning at 12 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 to complete the installation of drainage systems.  Drivers will also encounter alternating day and nighttime lane closures on Racetrack Rd between Beal Parkway and Eglin Parkway through Wednesday, August 9.  Crews will be working to install drainage improvements and left turn lanes.
  • U.S. 98 Bridge Rehabilitation over East Pass Bridge – Drivers may encounter intermittent single-lane closures on U.S. 98 over East Pass (Marler) Bridge, eastbound structure (Fort Walton Beach to Destin), Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The existing 35 mph speed limit will be maintained during construction.
  • U.S. 98 Improvements from Josie Road to Florida Place Southeast- Drivers may encounter temporary U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures from Josie Road to Hurlburt Field, Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for roadway reconstruction.
  • U.S. 90 Routine Utility Maintenance in Crestview – Drivers may encounter intermittent lane closures Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for utility maintenance.

Walton County:

  • U.S. 98 Resurfacing from Village Road to east of U.S. 331 – Drivers may encounter intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures, Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, between 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. These closures are required for crews to place thermoplastic striping and complete worklist items.
  • U.S. 98 Resurfacing from east of U.S. 331 to Peach Creek – Drivers may experience the following traffic disruptions the week of Sunday, July 23:
    • Nighttime intermittent U.S. 98 east and westbound lane closures, between U.S. 331 and Peach Creek, Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for milling and paving operations.
    • Daytime intermittent turn lane and shoulder closures Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., to construct a new right-turn lane to access Blakely Drew Boulevard and widen existing turn lanes between U.S. 331 and Peach Creek.
  • U.S. 331 Routine Maintenance Between Clyde B. Wells Bridge and Chat Holley Road – Drivers will encounter intermittent southbound lane closures Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for sidewalk repair.
  • I-10 Resurfacing from east of U.S.331 to east of County Road 183 Overpass – Drivers will encounter intermittent westbound and eastbound daytime lane closures Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27 for paving operations.

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