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Brooks Bridge Replacement

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Project Details


The project involves a design-build of the John T. Brooks Bridge which carries State Road (S.R.) 30 (U.S. 98) over the Santa Rosa Sound and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Okaloosa County.

What is Design-Build?

From bridge replacements to highway widening, transportation projects can take years to plan, design and build when each phase of the project occurs sequentially at separate times. When a project needs to be expedited, FDOT considers contracting the project using the Design-Build contracting and procurement method.

Design-Build means FDOT combines design and construction of a project under one contract. This allows construction to begin as designs are finalized.

To accommodate the bridge replacement, intersection improvements are necessary at S.R. 145 (Perry Avenue) on the west end of the bridge in the City of Fort Walton Beach, and in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Boulevard, extending to Pier Road on the east end on Okaloosa Island.

The project received Location Design Concept Acceptance (LDCA) with an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) April 16, 2019. The EA / FONSI selected the Left Alternative, with Typical Section A, with stormwater treatment facilities proposed on Okaloosa Island.

Design-Build Firm Selection: May 2022

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

Project Overview

Project Number 415474-2
Work Type Bridge Replacement
Project Limits
from Perry Avenue/US 98 to Santa Rosa Boulevard/US 98
Project Length 0.881 miles
Project Manager Eric Saggars

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads SR 30, US 98
Counties Okaloosa
Cities Fort Walton Beach

Public Meetings


Eric Saggars

Data current as of 03/31/2022