• Early Construction Activities Begin on U.S. 98 Widening Project in Santa Rosa County

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    January 08, 2021

    Florida Department of Transportation
    1074 Highway 90
    Chipley, FL  32428-0607
    For Immediate Release
    January 8, 2021
    Contact: Tanya Branton
    (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us
    Early Construction Activities Begin on
    U.S. 98 Widening Project in Santa Rosa County
    Chipley, Fla. Early construction activities are beginning in preparation for the widening and improvements of the 4.25-mile section of U.S. 98 from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive. These activities include utility relocations, clearing, excavation, and drainage improvements. As part of the upgraded drainage system, the project includes the construction of five stormwater ponds.
    Major roadway construction activities on the $70.4 million project are anticipated to begin in summer 2021. The project is slated for completion in fall 2024.
    There will be no traffic impacts associated with the construction of the ponds, but nearby residents and businesses may experience some noise. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times.
    All construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
    For project updates like U.S. 98 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/myus98wfl or follow the project on Instagram @MyUS98. For more information visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.comfollow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.
    Tanya Sanders Branton
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Public Information Specialist
    (888) 638-0250 ext. 1599
    (850) 330-1599
    Cell 850-260-5379