Public gets birds' eye view of S.R. 79 project

Published: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:54 PM.

VERNON - The setting was informal as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) made road design maps available for public review during an informational meeting held at the Vernon Community Center Tuesday.

The maps were presented during the meeting in an effort to answer questions residents may have regarding the State Road 79 Design-Build Project.

The maps covered Phases A through D, which spans the distance from Mill Branch Bridge to Interstate 10 for a total length of 20 miles and includes parts of Washington and Holmes Counties.

Phase A covers about 4.5 miles from Mill Branch Bridge to Reedy Branch Bridge; Phase B skips over the vast majority of Vernon and begins at Pate Pond Road to Cypress Creek Bridge for a total length of 3.2 miles; Phase C starts from Cypress Creek Bridge to I-10 for approximately six miles, and Phase D begins at Reedy Branch Bridge to Court Street, for a length of 6.4 miles.

The plans also include bridges to be constructed over Cypress and Open Creek and a new traffic signal on Sapp Street.

For more information, contact Project Manager Billy Robinson at 850-863-5713 or via email at or District Three Public Information Director Ian Satter at 330-1205, or via email at

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