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  • FDOT - Major Roadway Construction Activities Begin on U.S. 98 Widening Project

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    November 05, 2021

    Florida Department of Transportation
    RON DESANTIS
    GOVERNOR
    1074 Highway 90
    Chipley, FL  32428-0607
    KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E.
    SECRETARY
     
     
    For Immediate Release
    November 5, 2021
    Contact: Tanya Branton
    (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599
    tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us
     
     
    Major Roadway Construction Activities Begin on
    U.S. 98 Widening Project
     
    Chipley, Fla. Crews will begin major roadway widening and reconstruction activities on the $70.4 million U.S. 98 widening and improvement project from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive in Santa Rosa County.
     
    Improvements on the 4.25-mile section include widening the roadway from four-lanes to  six-lanes with a raised median; safety and drainage upgrades; resurfacing State Road 281 (Avalon Boulevard) from U.S. 98 to Garcon Point Bridge; extending the existing shared-use path on the south side of U.S. 98 from Gondolier Boulevard; and new signage and pavement markings.
     
    During construction, there will be periodic lane closures, lane shifts, and temporary changes in the traffic pattern. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times, travel lanes widths will be narrowed to 10-feet, and the speed limit will be lowered to
    45 mph. The project is slated for completion spring 2025.

     
    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. Questions may be emailed to info@MyUS98.com. 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.
     
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