BAKER, Fla., April 29, 2021—District 3 Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles will host a town hall meeting Monday to discuss conclusions and recommendations of the Florida Department of Transportation State Road 4/State Road 189 Feasibility Study.
The meeting will be held at the Baker Arena community center beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting is to discuss the conclusions and recommendations of the study, to include signaling, environmental impacts, build alternatives, right of way acquisitions and enhanced pedestrian bicycle facilities.
The study provides two alternatives to improving road conditions along the 22-mile gateway from the Alabama state line to U.S. Highway 90.
Alternative one is to four-lane SR 4 from U.S. 90 to Baker, to include bike lanes, sidewalks and lighting on both sides of the roadway.
Alternative two would be to four-lane SR 4 from U.S. 90 to Baker and extend four-lane development to SR 189 at Baker to County Road 2 at Blackman. State Road 189 would remain two lanes from CR4 to the Alabama state line.
Other topics for discussion include the SR4/189 corridor as a hurricane evacuation route, the route as increasingly used for summer and weekend travelers headed to the coast and the safety of the intersection of SR 4 and Galliver Cutoff.