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FDOT solicits public input on SR 79 resurfacing project


The Florida Department of Transportation is gearing up to resurface a portion of State Road 79 in Washington and Bay counties–and welcoming public feedback on the project before it gets underway.

FDOT plans to resurface travel lanes and auxiliary lanes, median crossovers, and paved shoulders on SR 79 from West Bay Bridge to south of Crews Lake Road. The project is still in the design phase and bids for construction are schooled to occur in fall 2024, according to the project website.

A public meeting so residents can review project details and give their input will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Ebro Greyhound Park Restaurant (6558 Dog Track Road) from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

A project map shows the portion of State Road 79 in Washington and Bay counties that will be resurfaced by the Florida Department of Transportation, who is holding a public meeting in Ebro on Nov. 14 to gather community feedback on the coming project. [FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION]

Residents who aren’t able to or don’t want to attend in person can still do so virtually at nwflroads.com/virtualmeetings.

The repaving covers 9.67 miles.

Other improvements planned through the work include drainage improvements due to flooding and “realigning the median opening with a southbound acceleration lane at Borrow Pit Road,†according to FDOT. 

No additional right-of-way is required with the project.

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