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SR 87 Connector PD&E Study

FDOT office in Chipley
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SR 87 Connector Study Area

Project Details

The purpose and need of this study was to provide increased capacity and improved safety to an existing two-lane, rural minor arterial in Santa Rosa County. The project addressed future projected traffic and design deficiencies on an established emergency hurricane evacuation route. The project limits include the intersection of SR 87 South and Bent Tree Road, westward to the intersection of SR 10 (US 90) and Glover Lane, and northwardly to the intersection of SR 87 North and Southridge Drive in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Preferred “Build’ Concept:

Adjusted Alternative 2 was the selected alternative and will provide a new roadway (2-lane interim; 4-lane build-out) to connect SR 87 South and SR 87 North. The selected alternative will require bridging over both the Blackwater River and Clear Creek, as well as a crossing of a CSX railroad on the south end of the project. A multi-use trail will be provided adjacent to a portion of the new roadway to effectively complete the connection of the Blackwater Heritage State Trail with the Historic SR 1 Trail.

Public Meetings:

• Public Kickoff Meeting – March 23, 2010

• Public Corridor Meeting – January 27, 2011

• Public Alternatives Workshop – August 16, 2011

• Public Hearing – November 13, 2014

Status: PD&E Study complete October 2016.


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

• 416748-3: From intersection of SR 87 South and Bent Tree Road to intersection of SR 10 (US 90) and Glover Lane

Design: Funded FY 2019. R/W: Unfunded. Construction: Unfunded.

• 416748-4: From intersection of SR 10 (US 90) and Glover Lane to the intersection of SR 87 North and Southridge Drive

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

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

Project Overview

Project Number 416748-3
Work Type PD&E Study
Project Limits
from SR 87 south at US 90 to SR 87 north at Southridge Road
Project Length 13.949 miles
Project Manager Sherry Alaghemand

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads SR 87
Counties Santa Rosa
Cities Milton

Public Meetings


Sherry Alaghemand

Data current as of 01/06/2022