Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

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

•State Road (S.R.) 293 (Mid-Bay Bridge) Over Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa County. Lane restrictions will take place from 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance work.

•U.S. 98 near Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County. Alternating and intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, Oct. 12 between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. until further notice on the on-and-off ramps at the Cody Avenue/Campaigne Street interchange. To minimize traffic impacts, the closures will not be allowed during peak travel times from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

•S.R. 123 near Turkey Creek in Okaloosa County. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane near Turkey Creek Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct 14 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews place beams for new the bridge. Traffic flaggers and a pilot vehicle will be on site to safely guide motorists through the work zone.

•U.S. 331 across the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge (Clyde B. Wells Bridge) in Walton County. Intermittent lane closures Wednesday, Oct.14, and Thursday, Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews pour concrete for the new bridge. In addition, there will be alternating lane closures between Bay Grove Road and the Choctawhatchee Relief Bridge from 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 as workers pave and stripe the newly constructed northbound travel lanes. Traffic will be shifted to the new lanes once this work is completed.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling in a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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