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Gulf Coast Parkway from US 98 to Star Avenue

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Gulf Coast Parkway - Segment 8

Project Details

The purpose and need of this study was to increase capacity of SR 22 (Wewa Highway) from US 98B to Star Avenue. Improvements to the corridor will assist in the movement of freight and goods, minimize travel times for the general public, and maintain Level of Service (LOS) standards through the Design Year (2040). This project is needed in order to increase roadway capacity for people and goods traveling on Wewa Highway through Bay County and the City of Callaway and the City of Springfield.

Preferred “Build’ Concept:

The Build scenario proposed to widen the roadway to a four-lane urban section, with curb and gutter, and a raised landscaped median. Bike lanes and sidewalks are also provided in each direction to accommodate the pedestrian users along the corridor. The four-lane section will include exclusive left-turn lanes located at major intersections and driveway connections, consistent with access class 5 (1/4 mile spacing for full opening and 1/8 mile spacing for directional openings) and a single-lane left-turn flyover from southbound Tyndall Parkway to eastbound Wewa Highway. Transportation System Management (TSM) Alternative strategies were considered and included in the analysis, but were not found to be prudent, viable solution. The analysis found that capacity improvements are needed for S.R. 22 in the future.

Public Meetings:

• Public Kickoff Meeting – June 13, 2013

• Public Alternatives Meeting – April 29, 2014

• Public Hearing – December 11, 2014

Status: PD&E Study complete February 2015

Funding:

The project has been divided into the following segments for future funding of design and construction:

• 425803-1: SR 22 (Wewa Highway) from US 98B to Star Avenue.

Design: Underway. R/W: Unfunded. Construction: Unfunded.

Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.

Project Overview

Project Number 410981-8
Work Type New Road Construction
Status PRE-CONST.UNDERWAY
Project Limits
from SR 30A (US 98) to CR 2315 (Star Avenue)
Project Length 1.440 miles
Project Manager Dean Mitchell

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads SR 30A, US 98, CR 2315
Counties Bay

Public Meetings

Contact

Dean Mitchell
850-415-9016

Data current as of 1/9/2018.