CRESTVIEW Construction work began Tuesday morning on a new turn lane on east-bound U.S. Highway 90 to facilitate vehicles turning south onto State Road 85.


CRESTVIEW Construction work began Tuesday morning on a new turn lane on east-bound U.S. Highway 90 to facilitate vehicles turning south onto State Road 85.



The lane will run "almost the complete length in front of the courthouse," and will accommodate up to 30 cars, Crestview Public Works Director Wayne Steele said.



The need for the turn lane had been brought to the state Department of Transportation's attention early in the year and was finally approved, Steele said.



Construction for the $103,000 project



should conclude in three months, according to a department spokesperson.



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