HOLT, Fla., March 1, 2019—Road work in the surrounding area and the Mid-Bay Bridge are scheduled for next week.
Motorists can expect delays on Galliver Cutoff in Baker March 4-7 while crews work on the shoulder of the road.
Flagmen will be in place directing intermittent lane closures while crews work on the shoulder of the road.
During the Baker town hall meeting with Commissioner Nathan Boyles Feb. 19, several attendees complained about the recent resurfacing of Galliver Cutoff and how it posed a safety hazard because of the drop-off between the new surface and shoulder.
At the meeting, Okaloosa County Roads Division Manager Bryan Moore promised to review the issue within the next two weeks.
People heading to Destin during the late hours of March 6-7 will not be able to cross the Mid-Bay Bridge.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11 p.m. March 6 to 2 a.m. March 7 while permanent repairs are made.
Workers will begin to replace the first of eight tendons. Other permanent repairs are scheduled for the fall later this year.
These repairs are weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.
And to the west on Interstate 10, the westbound travel lanes from Avalon Boulevard (exit 22) to the Escambia Bay Bridge will shift to the outside March 3 to allow road construction crews room to work on the inside shoulders before putting them in their final configuration later this month.
Additionally, eastbound traffic can expect alternating lane closures from the bridge to east of Avalon Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3-8 as crews widen the roadway.