CRESTVIEW, Fla., June 30, 2021—Antioch Road in Crestview will be closed to through traffic in July for railroad crossing repairs.
Traffic will be detoured temporarily from July 13 to 15 to allow for Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad to conduct repairs.
The rail crossing has become increasingly rough and must be reconstructed to maintain safety, according to April Sarver, Okaloosa County public information officer.
Antioch Road will reopen for through traffic July 16.
Roadside message boards are in place at the railroad crossing advising motorists of the scheduled closure.
Traffic will be detoured to State Road 85 and U.S. Highway 90 around the closure.
Northbound motorists on Hwy 85 at P.J. Adams Parkway will be directed to Hwy 90.
Motorists headed south from Hwy 90 will be directed to Hwy 85 rather than using Antioch Road and P.J. Adams Parkway.
“While we are aware that Antioch Road is significant for the daily commute of many in our community, we support the decision to make safety repairs at the rail crossing,” Sarver said. “We will leverage strategic partners, members of our community, social media platforms and roadside messaging to help us keep motorists informed of the detour.”
Okaloosa County and the City of Crestview have plans in place to route emergency responders safely and efficiently, she said.
Okaloosa County news release