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Posted on: June 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] FDOT to hold public meeting regarding Hwy. 98 widening in Okaloosa County

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public information open house concerning the State Road (S.R.) 30 (U.S. 98) widening project in Okaloosa County Thursday, June 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CDT at Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive West, Destin.

This project will widen S.R. 30 (U.S. 98) to six lanes between the Okaloosa/Walton County line and Airport Road. Additional improvements include bike lanes and new sidewalks along each side of U.S. 98, a new signal at the Indian Bayou Trail/Restaurant Row intersection, upgrading existing traffic signals, and drainage improvements. Work is scheduled to begin this summer with completion slated for fall 2020.

A postcard is being sent to public officials, organizations, and individuals interested in the project. The postcard can be viewed here. There will not be a formal presentation; however, maps, drawings, and other information will be on display and FDOT representatives available to provide information about planned construction work and potential impacts.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translations services (free of charge) should contact Kelli Rice, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, at (850) 981-2801 at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Should you have any questions, please contact Kelli Rice at the number above or via e-mail at You may also contact Ian Satter, FDOT District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at 1-888-638-0250, extension 1205 or via e-mail at

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