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, three projects in southwestern Alabama are scheduled to begin construction in the next five years.  The following is an overview of the 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

I-10

Davis Highway

Scenic Highway

6 lanes

Avalon Boulevard

I-10

US 90

4 lanes

Escambia Bay Bridge

Scenic Highway

East End of Bridge

6 lanes

Olive Road

Gregg Road

Yancey Avenue

2 lanes with bidirectional turn lanes in the center

Scenic Highway

I-10 East Bound Ramp

I-10 Westbound Ramp

4 lanes

SR 87

Eglin Air Force Boundary

Yellow River Bridge

4 lanes

US 29/I-10 Phase I

US 29

I-10

Widen I-10 eastbound to eliminate left-hand merge

Projects Currently Under Construction

Project From To Start Date End Date Improvement

I-10

Escambia Bay Bridge

Avalon Boulevard

Summer 2015

Winter 2019

6 lanes

SR 87

Yellow River Bridge

CR 184 (Hickory Hammock Road)

Early 2016

Spring 2019

4 lanes

Nine Mile Road

Beulah Road

I-10

Spring 2016

Summer 2020

4 lanes

Nine Mile Road

I-10

Pine Forest Road

Spring 2016

Summer 2020

4 lanes

Nine Mile Road

Pine Forest Road

US 29

Fall 2016

Summer 2020

4 lanes

US 29

I-10

North of Nine Mile Road

Fall 2016

Winter 2021

6 lanes

Pensacola Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge Drive

17thAvenue

Fall 2016

Summer 2021

6-lanes

Olive Road

Yancey Avenue

Johnson Avenue

Summer 2018

Summer 2020

2 lanes with bidirectional turn lanes in the center

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/17thAvenue

Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway

17th Avenue

Intersection

US 98

Bayshore Road

Portside Drive

6 lanes

SR 180 (Canal Road)

SR 59

SR 161 (Orange Beach Boulevard)

5-lanes

Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

SR 180 (Canal Road)

Foley Beach Express

2-lanes

Wolf Bay Bridge

SR 180 (Canal Road)

CR 20

2 lanes

OKALOOSA-WALTON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION

Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization’s study area is a little north of Crestview and DeFuniak Springs and covers most 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

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

Fall 2018

4 lanes

US 98

Emerald Bay Drive

Tang-O-Mar Drive

November 2016

Summer 2020

6 lanes

US 98

Airport Road

Walton County Line

Summer 2017

Winter 2021

6 lanes

Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project 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

Perry Avenue

Pier Road

6 lanes

Destin Crosstown Connector

Benning Drive

Beach Drive

2 lanes

BAY COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION

Bay County Transportation Planning Organization’s study area is the entirety of Bay County.

Recently Completed Projects

Project 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

Bay Parkway

SR 79

US 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway)

2-lanes

Colony Club Connector

Nautilus Street

Fairway Boulevard

2-lanes

Projects Currently Under Construction

Project From To Start Date End Date Improvement

US 98/23rdStreet Overpass

US 98

23rdStreet

January 2016

Winter 2019

Overpass

Jenks Avenue

23rdStreet

Baldwin Road

October 2016

Fall 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

Winter 2020

6 lanes

SR 390

Jenks Avenue

SR 77

Summer 2018

Spring 2022

6 lanes

Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project From To Improvement

SR 390

23rdStreet

Baldwin Road

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

Bay Parkway Phase II

Pier Park Drive

Nautilus Road

2-lanes

Front Beach Road

SR 79

Lullwater Drive

Multi-Modal

SR 79

Front Beach Road

Back Beach Road

Multi-Modal

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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