County: No date set for Oak Hill Road repairs

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Oak Hill Road's flood-related closure has inconvenienced a number of residents since the April storms. County officials say they are working to redesign and rebuild the road to prevent future washouts.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM.

CRESTVIEW — It's been almost two months since historic floods washed out a number of Okaloosa roads.

But the News Bulletin has received a significant number of comments about one road in particular.

"Are there any plans to fix the washed out roads like Oak Hill Road in Northeast Crestview?" Joe Maneen wrote on Facebook.

"Any word from the city on when they plan on fixing Oak Hill Road off of Old Bethel?" Amanda Ledford said in an email.

"Okaloosa County, why have you not fixed roads, dams and water runoff areas after the historic flooding in April?" Todd Lawrence wrote in a letter to the editor. "Roads like Oak Hill are still impassable. They continue to erode every time it rains because of no action by the county."

County Public Works officials say there is no timeframe on when these roads will be repaired and reopened.

“I don’t have a status on when that road work will be done,” said Clay Simmons, county division manager over roads and parks.

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