Drivers will encounter traffic variations on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.
OKALOOSA COUNTYState Road 189 (Beal Parkway) resurfacing from Manring Drive to S.R. 188 (Racetrack Road): Crews will grade and remove the median at the Clifford Street intersection. Lane restrictions will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Thursday. S.R. 189 (Beal Parkway) intersection improvement at S.R. 393 (Mary Esther Boulevard): Expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane restrictions from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Thursday, Jan 26 on Beal Parkway between Ewing Court and Water Street as crews perform construction activities. S.R. 8 (Interstate 10) from east of County Road 189 (Holt/ Mile Marker 45) to west of Yellow River: Intermittent and alternating lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Thursday, Jan. 25 as crews perform asphalt and guardrail work. U.S. 98 widening from Airport Road to the Okaloosa/Walton County line: Motorists can expect alternating east and westbound lane closures 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Thursday, Jan. 25 from Henderson Beach State Park to Matthew Boulevard as crews continue road-widening work. U.S. 98 turn lane construction from St. Mary Avenue SW to 3rd Avenue SW: The eastbound inside lane will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Jan. 25, and from Monday, Jan. 29 until the project’s completion as crews remove the existing curb and construct a new eastbound, left-turn lane.
WALTON COUNTYU.S. 98 widening from Emerald Bay Drive to Tang-O-Mar Drive: Motorists can expect alternating east and westbound lane closures 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Thursday, Jan. 25 from the Okaloosa/Walton County line to Tang-O-Mar Drive as roadway widening and drainage upgrades continue. In addition, side streets and driveways along U.S. 98 between Emerald Shores and St. John Court in Walton County will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours for approximately one week starting Thursday, Jan. 25. Motorists traveling Emerald Shores, Sandy Cay Drive, Bancorp South and Maravilla (St. John Court) will encounter intermittent lane and driveway restrictions between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Thursday, Jan. 25 to Friday Feb. 2 as crews install pipe underneath the roadway. Traffic flaggers will be on-site to safely direct drivers through the work area.