Chipley-The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will replace the existing bridge with a box culvert on Merry Acres Drive over Helms Branch in Washington County beginning begin the week of Aug. 11.
Other improvements include new guardrails, minor drainage, new pavement markings and signage. Merry Acres Drive will be closed to traffic during construction. Motorists will utilize Merry Acres Drive, Plum Avenue, State Road (S.R.) 273 (Glenwood Avenue) and S.R. 77 while the new bridge is constructed. The $466,376 project is anticipated to be complete in winter 2015.
All planned activities are weather dependent and may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.