From FDOT: East and westbound traffic between Kel-Wen Circle and the Okaloosa/Walton County line, will be shifted to the outside, right lanes Monday, Aug. 20 as crews construct a new drainage system and temporary travel lanes in the median. This work will also require intermittent westbound, left turn lanes closures. The traffic shift is expected to be in place through early 2019.
Motorists will continue to encounter lane restrictions from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Motorists are reminded the speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph through the work zone.
Additionally, Indian Bayou Trail, between U.S. 98 and the entrance to Destin City Hall, is scheduled to reopen the week of Monday, Aug. 20. All detour routes will be removed.
This section of U.S. 98 is the focus of a $33.5 million construction project to widen the roadway from four to six travel lanes, improve drainage and construct new sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Construction is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
Project information is available online at www.Facebook.com/MyUS98WFL, or on Twitter @MyFDOT_NWFL.