New turn lane will facilitate southbound S.R. 85 turn off U.S. Highway 90

Panhandle Paving and Grading

Panhandle Paving and Grading workers Tuesday morning start construction on a turn lane. The addition will let up to 30 cars line up in front of the Crestview courthouse to turn right onto State Road 85.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 03:22 PM.

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.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.


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