2019 STATUS OF ROADWAY CAPACITY PROJECTS IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHWEST ALABAMA

Many roadway capacity projects in northwest Florida have recently been completed, are underway, or are scheduled to commence construction in the next five years.  In addition, three projects in southwestern Alabama are scheduled to begin construction in the next five years.  The following is an overview of the Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) for the Florida-Alabama, Okaloosa-Walton, and Bay County Transportation Planning Organizations (TPOs), the Florida Department of Transportation’s historical, existing, and tentative Work Programs, the Alabama Department of Transportation’s Work Program, and locally funded capacity projects.

FLORIDA-ALABAMA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization’s study area consists of the southern portions of Escambia and Santa Rosa County as well as portions of the Lillian and Orange Beach areas in Baldwin County, Alabama. 

Recently Completed Projects

Project

From

To

Improvement

Escambia Bay Bridge

Scenic Highway

East End of Bridge

6 lanes

Olive Road

Gregg Road

Yancey Avenue

2 lanes with bidirectional turn lanes in the center

Scenic Highway

I-10 East Bound Ramp

I-10 Westbound Ramp

4 lanes

SR 87

Eglin Air Force Boundary

Yellow River Bridge

4 lanes

SR 87

Yellow River Bridge

CR 184 (Hickory Hammock Road)

4-lanes

US 29/I-10 Phase I

US 29

I-10

Widen I-10 eastbound to eliminate left hand merge

I-10

Escambia Bay Bridge

Avalon Boulevard

6 lanes


Projects Currently Under Construction

Project

From

To

Start Date

End Date

Improvement

Nine Mile Road

Beulah Road

I-10

Spring 2016

Winter 2021

4 lanes

Nine Mile Road

I-10

Pine Forest Road

Spring 2016

Summer 2020

4 lanes

Nine Mile Road

Pine Forest Road

US 29

Fall 2016

Fall 2020

4 lanes

US 29

I-10

North of Nine Mile Road

Fall 2016

Summer 2021

6 lanes

Pensacola Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge Drive

17th Avenue

Fall 2016

Summer 2021

6-lanes

Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway/17th Avenue

Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway

17th Avenue

Summer 2018

Summer 2021

Flyover/Roundabout

Olive Road

Yancey Avenue

Johnson Avenue

Summer 2018

Fall 2020

2 lanes with bidirectional turn lanes in the center

SR 180 (Canal Road)

Foley Beach Express

SR 161 (Orange Beach Boulevard

June 28, 2019

End of 2020

5 lanes

 
Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project

From

To

Improvement

US 29/I-10 Phase II

US 29

I-10

Overpass

Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway/17th Avenue

Gregory Street/Bayfront Parkway

17th Avenue

Intersection

US 98

Bayshore Road

Portside Drive

6 lanes

SR 180 (Canal Road)

SR 59

Foley Beach Express

5 lanes

Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

SR 180 (Canal Road)

Foley Beach Express

2 lanes

Wolf Bay Bridge

SR 180 (Canal Road)

CR 20

2 lanes

 
OKALOOSA-WALTON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization’s study area is a little north of Crestview and DeFuniak Springs and covers most of the southern portions of both Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Recently Completed Projects

Project

From

To

Improvement

SR 85S/SR 123 Overpass

SR 85 South

SR 123

Overpass

Hurlburt Field/US 98

Hurlburt Field

US 98

Overpass

US 331

North End of Choctawhatchee Bay

South End of Choctawhatchee Bay

4 lanes

US 331

South End of Choctawhatchee Bay

SR 20

4 lanes

US 331

SR 20

I-10

4 lanes

SR 123

SR 85 South

North of Toms Creek

4 lanes

SR 123

North of Toms Creek

North of Turkey Creek

4 lanes

SR 123

North of Turkey Creek

SR 85 North

4 lanes

 
Projects Currently Under Construction

Project

From

To

Start Date

End Date

Improvement

US 98

Emerald Bay Drive

Tang-O-Mar Drive

November 2016

Summer 2020

6 lanes

US 98

Airport Road

Walton County Line

Summer 2017

Winter 2021

6 lanes

 
Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project Name

From

To

Improvement

US 98

Mack Bayou Boulevard

East of CR 30A

6 lanes

Southwest Bypass with New Interchange at I-10

SR 85

US 90

4 lanes

Brooks Bridge

Perry Avenue

Pier Road

6 lanes

Destin Crosstown Connector

Benning Drive

Beach Drive

2 lanes

CR 280A Connector Highway

CR 280A

US 231

2 lanes

 

BAY COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization’s study area is the entirety of Bay County.

Recently Completed Projects

Project Name

From

To

Improvement

Baldwin Road

SR 390 (St. Andrews Boulevard)

Kirkwell Avenue

4 lanes

SR 30/US 98A (Front Beach Road

South Thomas Drive/Beach Boulevard

North Thomas Drive

Multi-modal

South Thomas Drive/Beach Boulevard

SR 30/ US 98A (Front Beach Road)

North Thomas Drive

Multi-modal

Powell Adams Road

SR 30A/US 98 (Back Beach Road)

L.C. Hilton Drive

4 lanes

Bay Parkway

SR 79

US 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway)

2 lanes

Colony Club Connector

Nautilus Street

Fairway Boulevard

2 lanes

Jenks Avenue

23rd Street

Baldwin Road

5 lanes

 
Projects Currently Under Construction

Project Name

From

To

Start Date

End Date

Improvement

US 98/23rd Street Overpass

US 98

23rd Street

January 2016

Fall 2020

Overpass

SR 390

Baldwin Road

Jenks Avenue

Fall 2017

Spring 2020

6 lanes

SR 390

Jenks Avenue

SR 77

Summer 2018

Summer 2022

6 lanes

SR 388

SR 79

East of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

February 2019

Winter 2022

4 lanes

Front Beach Road

South Thomas Drive

Richard Jackson Boulevard

October 2016

End of 2019

Multi-Modal

Tyndall Air Force Base/US 98 Overpass

Tyndall Air Force Base

US 98

November 2019

End of 2021

Overpass

 
Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years

Project Name

From

To

Improvement

SR 390

23rd Street

Baldwin Road

6 lanes

Gulf Coast Parkway

US 98

Star Avenue

4 lanes

Bay Parkway Phase II

Pier Park Drive

Nautilus Road

2 lanes

Titus Road

SR 390

CR 2321

2 lanes

SR 79

Front Beach Road

Back Beach Road

SR 79

Front Beach Road

Lullwater Driver

Multi-Modal

Front Beach Road

Lullwater Drive

Hill Road

Multi-Modal

Alf Coleman Road

Back Beach Road

Front Beach Road

4 lanes

Powell Adams Road

Front Beach Road

L.C. Hilton Jr. Drive

4 lanes

DuPont Bridge

Oakshore Drive

Tyndall Air Force Base Boundary

4 lanes

 
If further information is needed on the status of these projects, please contact Gary Kramer gary.kramer@ecrc.org or (850) 332-7976 Ext. 219.