Holmes, Washington Counties have numerous projects on tap

Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 04:26 PM.

CHIPLEY — Washington and Holmes Counties were two of many counties discussed as the Florida Department of Transportation held their annual meeting on the tentative work program for fiscal years 2015 to 2019.

The meeting was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Florida Department of Transportation District Three office in Chipley.

“We’re gathered here today to review the five-year work plan for fiscal years 2015-2019, which remains tentative until July 15,” said Jacqueline Paramore, Statewide Title VI Administrator for the Florida Department of Transportation. “The budget remains at $3 billion, just like last year, and 2017 has an enormous spike and that is related to the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, also known as the three-mile bridge. This project will cost $500 million to replace, which goes to show that one project can make a significant change.”

Paramore reviewed the summary of changes made recently to the DOT plans for Holmes County.

“For Holmes County there are a lot of bridge replacement projects underway,” said Paramore.

Those listed for bridge replacement are Riddick Mill Road over Unnamed Branch Bridge, Jones Loop over Pine Log Creek Bridge, Whitaker Road over Lighter Snag Creek Bridge, Hicks Road over West Pittman Creek Bridge, Valee Road over Blue Creek Bridge and Hicks Road over West Pittman Creek, Bridge Number Two.

There is also a bridge rehabilitation scheduled for State Road 20 over Lafayette Creek Bridge.

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