Status of Roadway Capacity Projects in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama

Many roadway capacity projects in northwest Florida have recently been completed, are underway, or are scheduled to commence construction in the next five years.  In addition, one project in southeastern Alabama is scheduled to be under construction in the next five years.  The following is an overview of the TPOs Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) for the Florida-Alabama, Okaloosa-Walton, and Bay County Transportation Planning Organizations (TPOs), the Florida Department of Transportation’s historical, existing, and tentative Work Programs, the Alabama Department of Transportation’s Work Program, and locally funded capacity projects.

FLORIDA-ALABAMA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization’s study area consists of the southern portions of Escambia and Santa Rosa County as well as portions of the Lillian and Orange Beach areas in Baldwin County, Alabama.

Recently Completed Projects

Project From To Improvement
Davis Highway I-10 Johnson Avenue 6 lanes
Davis Highway Creighton Road I-10 6 lanes
Escambia Bay Bridge Scenic Highway East End of Bridge 6 lanes
Avalon Boulevard I-10 US 90 4 lanes

Projects Currently Under Construction

Project From To Start Date End Date Improvement
I-10 Davis Highway Scenic Highway Fall 2013 Winter 2017 6 lanes
I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge Avalon Boulevard Summer 2015 Winter 2017 6 lanes
Scenic Highway I-10 Eastbound Ramp I-10 Westbound Ramp Fall 2013 Winter 2017 4 lanes
Olive Road Davis Highway Ferry Pass Middle School Spring 2015 Spring 2018 2 lane divided
SR 87 Eglin Air Force Boundary Yellow River Bridge Fall 2015 Spring 2018 4 lanes
SR 87 Yellow River Bridge CR 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) Early 2016 Winter 2018 4 lanes
US 29/I-10 Phase I US 29 I-10 Spring 2016 Winter 2017 Widen 1-10 eastbound to eliminate left hand merge
Nine Mile Road Beulah Road Pine Forest Road Spring 2016 Fall 2019 4 lanes
Nine Mile Road Pine Forest Road US 29 Fall 2016 Summer 2019 4 lanes
US 29 I-10 North of Nine Mile Road Fall 2016 Winter 2020 6 lanes
Pensacola Bay Bridge Bay Bridge Drive 17th Avenue Fall 2016 Summer 2020 6-lanes

Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project From To Improvement
US 29/I-10 Phase II US 29 I-10 Overpass
Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway/17th Avenue Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway 17th Avenue Intersection
Olive Road Ferry Pass Middle School Johnson Avenue 2 lane divided
SR 180 (Canal Road) SR 59 SR 161 (Orange Beach Boulevard) 5-lanes

OKALOOSA-WALTON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION
 Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization’s study area is just a little north of Crestview and DeFuniak Springs and covers mostly the rest of the southern portions of both Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Recently Completed Projects

Project From To Improvement
Mid-Bay Bridge Connector Northern End of Mid-Bay Bridge Range Road 4 lanes
Mid-Bay Bridge Connector Range Road SR 85 2 lanes
SR 20 White Point Road Mid-Bay Bridge Connector 4 lanes
SR 85 General Bond Boulevard SR 123 8 lanes
SR 85S/SR 123 Overpass SR 85 South SR 123 Overpass
SR 85/Duke Field Overpass SR 85 Duke Field Overpass
Hurlburt Field/US 98 Hurlburt Field US 98 Overpass
US 331 North End of Choctawhatchee Bay South End of Choctawhatchee Bay 4-lanes
US 331 South End of Choctawhatchee Bay SR 20 4-lanes
SR 123 SR 85 South North of Toms Creek 4-lanes
SR 123 North of Toms Creek North of Turkey Creek 4-lanes
SR 123 North of Turkey Creek SR 85 North 4-lanes

Projects Currently Under Construction

Project From To Start Date End Date Improvement
US 331 SR 20 I-10 Summer 2013 Spring 2018 4 lanes
US 98 Emerald Bay Drive Tang-O-Mar Drive November 2016 Winter 2019 6 lanes
US 98 Airport Road Walton County Line Summer 2017 Winter 2020 6 lanes

Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project Name From To Improvement
PJ Adams Parkway SR 85 Key Lime Place 4 lanes
PJ Adams Parkway Key Lime Place Ashely Drive 4 lanes
Brooks Bridge Brooks Street Santa Rosa Boulevard To be Determined

BAY COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization’s study area is the entirety of Bay County.

Recently Completed Projects

Project Name From To Improvement
Baldwin Road SR 390 (St. Andrews Boulevard) Kirkwell Avenue 4 lanes
SR 30/US 98A (Front Beach Road South Thomas Drive/Beach Boulevard North Thomas Drive Multi-modal
South Thomas Drive/Beach Boulevard SR 30/ US 98A (Front Beach Road) North Thomas Drive Multi-modal
Powell Adams Road SR 30A/US 98 (Back Beach Road) L.C. Hilton Drive 4 lanes
Loop Road SR 79 US 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway) 2-lanes
Colony Club Connector Nautilus Street Fairway Boulevard 2-lanes

Projects Currently Under Construction

Project Name From To Start Date End Date Improvement
US 98/23rd Street Overpass US 98 23rd Street January 2016 Fall 2019 Overpass
Jenks Avenue 23rd Street Baldwin Road October 2016 Spring 2018 5 lanes
Front Beach Road South Thomas Drive Richard Jackson Boulevard October 2016 Spring 2019 Multi-Modal
SR 390 Baldwin Road Jenks Avenue Fall 2017 Spring 2020 6 lanes

Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project Name From To Improvement
SR 390 23rd Street Baldwin Road 6 lanes
SR 390 Jenks Avenue SR 77 6 lanes
Gulf Coast Parkway US 98 Star Avenue 4 lanes
SR 388 SR 79 East of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport 4 lanes
Tyndall Air Force Base/US 98 Overpass Tyndall Air Force Base US 98 Overpass

If further information is needed on the status of these projects, please contact Gary Kramer at 850-332-7976, ext. 219.

 

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