State Road 79 Project

Florida Department of Transportation

RICK SCOTT
GOVERNOR
1074 Highway 90
Chipley, FL 32428
MIKE DEW
SECRETARY

September 05, 2018

RE:     State Road (S.R.) 79 Project Development and Environment Study from S.R. 8 (I-10) to the Alabama State Line, Holmes County

Financial Project Identification Number:  433590-1-22-01

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing concerning the above-referenced project Thursday, September 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT at Northside Assembly of God, 1009 Rangeline Street, Bonifay. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period.

This hearing is being held to provide interested persons an opportunity to review the results of the study and to provide input on the proposed alternatives. The intent of this study is to develop a proposed improvement strategy that is technically sound, environmentally sensitive and publicly acceptable.  This project will evaluate potential improvements to the north-south travel on State Road 79 in Holmes County.

Additional project information is available and can be viewed here.  Maps, drawings and other information will be on display at the hearing.  FDOT Representatives will be available to discuss the proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments.  Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Draft project documents and other information depicting the proposed improvement will be available for public review during regular business hours from September 6, 2018 until October 11, 2018, at the following location:

Persons wishing to submit written statements, in place of or in addition of oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, 1282 Office Park Drive, Chipley, Florida 32428 or by e-mail at kistephens@hntb.com.  All statements received at the hearing or by mail will become part of the public hearing record.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, at (850) 415-9001 or via e-mail at kistephens@hntb.com at least seven days prior to the hearing.

Should you have any questions regarding the project or this hearing, please contact Kimberly Stephens at the information listed above. You may also contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at (888) 638-0250, extension 1205 or via email atian.satter@dot.state.fl.us.

Sincerely,

Iris Waters, P.E.

Project Development Engineer

(850) 330-1625

Iris.Waters@dot.state.fl.us

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The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C.§327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

Dogwood Lakes Weed Control Contact Information

Weed Management for Lawns:
Non-chemical Weed Control for Home and Landscape and Gardens: 
For more information, plant identification and control, or to schedule a field visit please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County Ag Agent Kalyn Waters at 850-547-1108
Kalyn Waters
Email-
kalyn.water@ufl.edu

Highway 79 Paving Project

Summer 2018

WHERE WE ARE

Phase A
Mill Branch Bridge to Reedy Branch Bridge was completed fall 2015. Mill Branch Bridge to south of New Hope was widened to four, 12-foot lanes with five-foot paved shoulders and a grassed median.  This is known as a rural typical section.  An urban typical section was constructed from south of New Hope to Reedy Branch Bridge with pedestrian facilities, curb and gutter and a concrete median separating traffic. Drainage, access management modifications, bridges, landscaped storm water retention facilities, and safety improvements were constructed as part of this 4.5 mile section.

Phase B
Widening efforts from Pate Pond Road to Cypress Creek Bridge are scheduled to be complete fall 2019. Workers have finished construction of the new bridge over Cypress Creek.  A rural typical section with grassed median is being constructed. This section is 3.2 miles in length.

Phase C
The six-mile section running from Cypress Creek Bridge to Interstate 10 is also anticipated to be complete fall 2019. Work on the new Open Creek Bridge is complete.  A rural typical section with grassed median is being constructed.

Phase D
Reedy Branch Bridge to Court Street in Vernon will encompass both rural and urban typical sections.  A rural typical section with grassed median will be constructed from Reedy Branch Bridge to the intersection of Cook Circle, just south of Vernon. An urban typical section with pedestrian facilities will be constructed from Cook Circle to Court Street. The 6.2-mile section is scheduled to be complete fall 2019.

 

 

Holmes County Traffic Alert

Chipley Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes County as crews perform construction and/or maintenance activities.

Holmes County:

  • U.S. 90 Shoulder Closure between McGee Street and the end of 4-Lane in Bonifay –There will be daytime shoulder closures between McGee Street and the end of the 4-lane in Bonifay through Thursday, July 26 as crews seal inlets in the median.
  • State Road 2 Routine Bridge Maintenance over Holmes Creek-  Motorists can expect intermittent lane restrictions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 over Holmes Creek as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.  Traffic flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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.

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Valee Road Temporary Road Closure

Chipley– Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Foundation crews will perform a soil boring to collect design information for an upcoming bridge replacement project on Valee Road south of Vortex Springs in northern Holmes County the week of Monday, June 4.  The road will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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.

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Holmes and Washington County Traffic Alert

Washington County: 

  • Interstate 10 Resurfacing from the Holmes County Line to east of S.R. 77 – Drivers can expect intermittent and alternating lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17 as crews continue drainage work.
  • S.R. 77 Multilane– In the coming weeks West Clayton Road will encounter a traffic shift at the intersection of S.R. 77.  Temporary pavement will be placed on West Clayton Road and drivers will be shifted on each side of the existing road as crews construct permanent turnouts onto S.R. 77.

 

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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.

 

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U.S.90 Resurfacing Set to Begin

Chipley – Construction activities will begin on U.S. 90 in Holmes County the week of May 21, 2018.  Improvements will consist of milling and resurfacing the roadway and paved shoulders from the Washington County line to the beginning of the four-lane east of Banfill Avenue, and placement of new signs and pavement markings.

 

Motorists can expect intermittent lane restrictions to begin the first week of June 4.  However, there will be no lane closures allowed during school hours between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and from 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Weather permitting, the project will be complete fall 2018.

 

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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.

 

 

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