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US 98 from Walton County line to Heather Drive

FDOT office in Chipley
Project photo

Project Details

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is resurfacing and improving a 6.9-mile segment of U.S. 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway), from the Walton County line to Heather Drive in Bay County.

PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE CONSTRUCTING:

• A 10-foot multi-use path on the south side

• A six-foot sidewalk on the north side

• A concrete barrier wall to continue the sidewalk across the eastbound bridge over Lake Powell

• Left turn lanes in both directions at:

*Palm Beach Drive *Dolphin Drive *Gulf View Drive

• Eastbound left turn lanes at:

*Gainous Road *Twin Lakes Drive

• Westbound left turn lanes at:

*Marlin Avenue *Lahan Boulevard

• Eastbound right turn lanes at:

*Camp Helen State Park *Le Grand Drive *Twin Lakes Drive

*Christmas Tree Lane *Kelly Street *Lahan Boulevard *Cobb

Road

• Westbound right-turn lane at:

*Lake Powell Drive

The project also includes removing the current slip lane, which allows U.S. 98 eastbound traffic to connect to Front Beach Road and bypass the signalized intersection. To replace it, a new eastbound right turn lane will be added with upgraded pedestrian features to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

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

Project Overview

Project Number 437759-1
Work Type Resurfacing
Status UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Project Limits
from the Walton County line to Heather Drive
Project Length 6.900 miles
Estimated Completion Spring 2023
Project Manager Charles Kennedy

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads SR 30A, US 98
Counties Bay
Cities Panama City Beach

Public Meetings

Contact

Charles Kennedy
(850) 767-4933

Data current as of 03/31/2022