Groundbreaking for Hutchinson Street pedestrian improvements Sept. 21

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Hutchinson Street improvements will include bike paths and sidewalks, as well as some resurfacing and road restriping.

The city of Destin will break ground on the Hutchinson Street Pedestrian Improvement Project on Monday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

The ceremony will take place just north of the Beachside Inn on Hutchinson Street. Parking will be available in the Beachside Inn parking lot behind Camille’s restaurant.

The Hutchinson Street project largely includes pedestrian improvements (bike paths and 10-foot sidewalks) to the roadway and rights-of-way from U.S. Hwy. 98 to Scenic Hwy. 98. The scope of work also includes resurfacing and restriping the road in some areas. The project will be partially funded by a Florida Department of Transportation grant through the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Transportation Planning Organization. The construction contractor selected for the project is H&T Contractors, LLC, and the construction, engineering and inspection (CEI) consultant is DRMP.