Scenic 30a Open - Draper Lake Bridge Construction Complete

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  1. Matt J

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    The state has already determined they don't need a traffic light or a trooper. Everyone could just calm down, leave a little early and stop equating this to the Hindenburg.
     
  2. jodiFL

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    It took YEARS of 2 deputies sitting at Bay Dr. before we got a light there. As you all have seen...a traffic light is not going to change impatient peoples driving habits. 30A will be fixed and this all forgotten before DOT could even get a study off the ground.
     
  3. Kurt Lischka

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  4. steel1man

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    I doubt the family of the young man Killed there will agree
     
  5. Snowbean

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    Enjoy!:
     
  6. John G

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    Looks like a funny show (above).

    What's also funny is that the County STILL has not removed the blue spray paint graffiti from both the east and west "Road Closed" signs.

    That is from months ago and they did arrest a group of delinquents from a subdivision on 393 S.

    That look has got to go...
     
  7. Dawn

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    Lame. Just like everything else from the cyan brand with the Wallymart sun.
     
  8. Teresa

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  9. Kurt Lischka

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    Draper Lake Bridge Improvement Project Update #14

    Crews have prepared the roadway for asphalt and the sod has been placed on the shoulders. Paving should be completed sometime this week.

    Project remains on schedule and will result in the bridge being opened no later than March 1, 2016; absent any unforeseen circumstances and weather permitting.
     
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  11. Jimmy T

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  12. steel1man

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    Guard Rails installed today. Looks like just lacking striping. I got a few cans of white spray. # midnight # job done.
     
  13. Leader of the Banned

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    Did someone spray paint "30 Anus" on that sign?
     
  14. Jimmy T

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    Unfortunately... :)
     
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  16. Teresa

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    Drape Lake Bridge is OPEN as just reported by someone on Facebook. Can anyone confirm? above photo certainly looks like it! Thanks PQ.

    Great news for Scenic Hwy 30A West businesses and people!
     
  17. steel1man

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    Posted on: February 12, 2016
    PUBLIC NOTICE: Walton County Public Works Opens Draper Lake Bridge


    PUBLIC NOTICE: Walton County Public Works Opens Draper Lake Bridge

    The Draper Lake Bridge construction has been completed and is now open to the public on Scenic Highway 30A.

    Please note that the temporary signal located at the C.R. 83/U.S. 98 intersection will be switched to “Flash Mode” on March 2, 2016, and will remain so until Big Redfish Lake Bridge is constructed. At that time the signal will be allowed to operate for maintenance of traffic during the construction activities. We are pleased to report the Draper Lake Bridge Project has opened ahead of schedule.

    The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a signal warrant analysis in the near future to determine if a permanent signal is warranted at the U.S. 98/C.R. 83 intersection.
     
  18. Teresa

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    I don't remember the timeline for Big Redfish Lake Bridge project - maybe next fall again?
     
  19. steel1man

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    Next fall is what being passed around. Length of time to replace unknown
     
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    So how long will it take for the stop light @ 83 and 98 to come down? Please don't say it' permanent.
     

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