Washington County has settled on the exact roadways and bridge they will pursue grants for in order to fund resurfacing, repaving, and rehabilitation. 

The roads recommended by County Administrator Jeff Massey and approved by the Board of County Commissioners during a March 14 meeting are Clayton Road, Gum Creek Bridge No. 2, Holmes Valley Road, and Greenhead Road.

The County will apply to the Florida Department of Transportation for funding under FDOT’s Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) and Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) and are generally awarded for corridors to alleviate traffic congestion. The roads being submitted already have design work or current work already underway. 

The Holmes Valley Road portion will be from Otto Brock Road to Evans Road, approximately 1.2 miles. That part is a “high-priority infrastructure project which the County will continue to maintain once developed,” Massey said. 

“It’s one of the most utilized roads in the county,” Commissioner Tray Hawkins said.

The Clayton Road portion is from Hard Labor Creek Rd to State Road 77 and approximately 2.60 miles.