Scenic 30a Open - Draper Lake Bridge Construction Complete

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  1. steel1man

    steel1man Beach Fanatic

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    Very BAD wreck today at 83 and 98...lady broadsided crossing 98 from 83...
    Traffic at highway 98 from hwy 83 has been backed up big time last 3 days.
     
  2. John G

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    And is anyone shocked that our safety has been put in jeopardy? CoWal at its best! Poor or no planning... Go Walton!!!
     
  3. kurt

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    There have been requests to add a traffic light at 83 and 98.
     
  4. kurt

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    When I rode up the bike trail (westbound) on Monday, it was closed. Things looked exactly the same as in Kurt's photo. It appeared that they were preparing to install some type of piping under the eastbound shoulder.
     
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    Yes they are working on utilities. I saw a notice that the bike path would be closed for a day for some welding to be done. I think it should be re-open by now but not sure.
     
  7. Matt J

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    Utilities have to be moved first, some run through the causeway. Then the current bridge and fill have to be removed. The bridge will start after that.
     
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    Draper Lake Bridge Construction Project Update #1

    The Draper Lake Bridge Construction Project has been under way for the last two weeks. Currently, the utility contractors are scheduled to be complete with the associated utility relocations by the end of this week.

    A pre-construction meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at which time the notice to proceed will be issued to Murphree Bridge Corporation. The construction contract is a 120 day contract and the project currently remains on schedule which will allow County Highway 30A to reopen no later than March 1, 2016.

    If you have any questions related to this project please do not hesitate to contact Walton County Public Works at 892-8108.
     
  9. John G

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    There was just another serious traffic crash at the 98 & 83 Detour Intersection. They had to extract the driver from one of the vehicles.

    Perhaps we need a temporary light there. Its only been about two weeks and there have been multiple crashes.

    Where's FHP when you need them?
     
  10. steel1man

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    Smoking in the Boys room
     
  11. John G

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    ANOTHER CRASH JUST NOW (3:40 PM) AT 98 AND 83.

    When is enough, enough? Seriously, this is almost as bad as the Grand Jury...
     
  12. steel1man

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    First wrecks that I've seen in last 3+ years
    Omen?
     
  13. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Draper Lake Bridge construction update... This report just in from a SoWal Facebook reader... Jeff N. reports that flowers are taking over bridge today.

    FB_IMG_1444181012706.jpg
     
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  14. sunspotbaby

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    The Hairy Beggarstick. Don't let the 'flowers' fool ya, there's some nasty little sticks that'll stick all over you. lol! It's taking over everything! But really....nothing is going on? While people are wrecking all over themselves on the 'detour' ??? The smell of litigation is in the air! :banging::bang: :dunno:
     
  15. John G

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    Welcome to CoWal
     
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    Ya need something like this from Charleston.

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  17. Misty

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    Then you need to buy us one m1a1mg....the County doesn't have the money for infrastructure because they have been to busy losing it in the planning dept.
     
  18. Matt J

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    As of Wednesday the temporary bridges had been removed. Prior to that was the moving of utilities to allow the removal of the current bridge and causeway.
     
  19. Jimmy T

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    Yesterday eastbound.
     

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    There's still tons of fill to be removed as well.
     

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