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Traffic Impacts Scheduled for State Road 79 Widening Project

Staff Report

Chipley, Fla. – Motorists traveling State Road (S.R.) 79 will be shifted on to temporary asphalt in the vicinity of Millers Ferry Road in New Hope at 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 28 as crews make permanent repairs to the future northbound travel lanes. 

On Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 a.m. traffic between Clayton Road and Leavins Road will be transitioned to the newly constructed southbound roadway as crews continue reconstruction of the northbound roadway.  Advance warning message boards and additional signage will assist in directing traffic through the area. 

City of Chipley

This work is part of a construction project to four-lane 20 miles of S.R. 79 from Mill Branch Bridge in Washington County to south of I-10 in Holmes County. 

All planned construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.  Motorists are reminded to pay attention to the posted speed limit of 45 mph when traveling through the construction area and watch for construction equipment entering and exiting the roadway.  Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present.

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.