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   To   From   Improvement  
  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   To   From   Start Date   End Date   Improvement
  Nine Mile Road   Beulah Road   I-10   Spring 2016   Fall 2021   4 lanes
  Nine Mile Road   I-10   Pine Forest Road   Spring 2016   Fall 2021   4 lanes
  Nine Mile Road   Pine Forest Road   US 29   Fall 2016   Summer 2021   4 lanes
  US 29   I-10   North of Nine   
  Mile Road
  Fall 2016   Fall 2021   6 lanes
  Pensacola Bay
  Bridge
  Bay Bridge Drive   17th Avenue   Fall 2016   Summer 2022   6 lanes
  Gregory Street/
  Bayfront  
  Parkway/
  17th Avenue
  Gregory Street/
  Bayfront Parkway
  17th Avenue   Summer 2018   Summer 2022   Flyover/
  Roundabout  
  Olive Road   Yancey Avenue   Johnson Avenue   Summer 2018   January 2021   2 lanes with
  bidirectional turn
  lanes in the center
  US 98   Bayshore Road   Portside Drive   January 2021   Spring 2024   6 lanes
  Pea Ridge
  Connector
  US 90   Hamilton Bridge
  Road
  Summer 2020   Fall 2022   4 lanes
  SR 180
  (Canal Road)
  Foley Beach
  Express
  SR 161 (Orange
  Beach Boulevard
  June 28, 2019   Spring 2021   5 lanes

  Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years
  Project   To   From   Improvement  
  US 29/I-10 Phase II   US 29   I-10   Overpass 
  Longleaf Drive   Pine Forest Road   East of Wymart Road   2 lanes with bidirectional
  turn lanes in the center
  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   To   From   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   To   From   Start Date   End Date   Improvement
  US 98   Emerald Bay Drive   Tang-O-Mar Drive   November 2016   Fall 2021   6 lanes
  US 98   Airport Road    Walton County
  Line
  Summer 2017    Winter 2021   6 lanes
  PJ Adams Parkway   SR 85S   Wild Horse Drive   Fall 2019   2023   4 lanes
  CR 280A   
  Connector Road
  CR 280A   US 231   October 2020   Winter 2021   2 lanes

  Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years
  Project   To   From   Improvement
  US 98   Mack Bayou Boulevard   East of CR 30A   6 lanes
  PJ Adams/Antioch   Wild Horse   I-10   4 lanes
  I-10 West       Interchange
  Southwest Bypass   East-West Connector   US 90   4 lanes
  East-West Connector   Antioch Road   Physicians Drive   2 lanes
  Northwest Bypass   US 90   SR 85N   4 lanes
  Brooks Bridge   Perry Avenue   Pier Road   6 lanes
  Destin Crosstown
  Connector 
  Benning Drive   Beach Drive   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   To   From   Improvement
  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
  Front Beach Road   South Thomas Drive   Richard Jackson Boulevard    Multi-modal
  Powell Adams Road   SR 30A/US 98
  (Back Beach Road)
  L.C. Hilton Drive   4 lanes
  Bay Parkway Phase I   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   To   From   Start Date   End Date   Improvement
  US 98/23rd
  Street Overpass
  US 98   23rd Street   January 2016   Spring 2021   Overpass
  SR 390   23rd Street   Baldwin Road   December 2019   Summer 2024   6 lanes
  SR 390   Baldwin Road   Jenks Avenue   Fall 2017   Spring 2021   6 lanes
  SR 390   Jenks Avenue   SR 77   Summer 2018   Fall 2022   6 lanes
  SR 388   SR 79   East of Northwest
  Florida Beaches
  International
  Airport
  February 2019   Summer 2023   4 lanes
  Tyndall Air
  Force Base/
  US 98 Overpass
  Tyndall Air
  Force Base
  US 98   November 2019   Summer 2022   Overpass
  Jenks Avenue   Baldwin Road   SR 390   Spring 2020   Late Spring/Early
  Summer 2021
  5 lanes
  Bay Parkway
  Phase II
  Pier Park Drive   Nautilus Road   Spring 2020   Spring 2021   2 lanes

  Projects Scheduled to be Under Construction within Five Years
  Project   To   From   Improvement
  Gulf Coast Parkway   US 98   Star Avenue   4 lanes
  Titus Road   SR 390   CR 2321   2 lanes
  SR 79
  Front Beach Road
  Back Beach Road
  SR 79
  Front Beach Road
  Lullwater Drive 
  Multi-Modal
  Front Beach Road   Lullwater Drive   Hill Road   Multi-Modal


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.