Road closures and flooding levels announced in north Okaloosa

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Near Backyard Burger in Destin.

SHANNON BOSS TAYLOR / Special to the Daily News
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

The Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety announced the following road closures today. The roads will be closed as listed below for maintenance and improvements due to recent storms.

  • Woodland Street, Crestview: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27, just south of Pinewoods Drive so crews can replace the cross drain. Access will be available up to the closure on this dead end street, so minimal traffic will be impacted.
  • Poplar Head Church Road, Holt: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, closed at Bone Creek for bridge repair and maintenance. Access will be available up to each side of the bridge, but no through traffic will be permitted. Locations north of the closure will need to use Fire Lane to Bone Creek Road to Lighthouse Church Road instead. Please plan accordingly.
  • Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, will be shifted to the west side of the roadway the week of Feb. 25. The construction team will also close the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Eglin Parkway to allow crews to continue replacement of the drainage system.

Access to Sixth Avenue will be restored once the drainage system replacement is completed. It is currently scheduled for the March/April 2013 timeframe.

Access to Eglin Parkway businesses will be maintained at all times, and two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction. Left turns and U-turns will continue to be permitted only at the Shalimar Drive/Cherokee Road and Ninth Avenue/Erwin Fleet Road traffic signals.

The planned construction activities are weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Crestview roads closed due to flooding are:

  • Old Dorcas at Shoal River
  • U.S. Highway 393 at Shoal River, Shoal River Relief Bridge and Pond Creek.
  • Lake Ella Road at Pond Creek
  • Okaloosa Lane, dirt portion
  • Boat ramp and entrance road at Ray Lynn Barnes Park, U.S. Highway 90 East.

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