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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Health Officials Issue Rabies Alert

For Immediate ReleaseDate: 

April 23, 2018

Contact Person: Jace Albury

 

Environmental Health Director

Florida Department of Health Holmes County

Phone:  (850 547-8500)

 

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE RABIES ALERT

 

Holmes County:  The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County has issued a rabies alert for the areas of Bonifay and Westville.  This is in response to two raccoons testing positive for rabies recently in those geographic locations.

 

All residents and visitors in Holmes County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated.  The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Holmes County.  Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public, but they should not give a false sense of security to areas that have not been named as under an alert.

 

The recent rabies alert is for 60 days.  The rabies alert is for the area of extreme northwest Holmes County and the area of Griffen Dr. and Decon Road on the southwest side of Bonifay.

 

An animal with rabies could infect other wild animals or domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies. All domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies and all wildlife contact should be avoided, particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes.  Rabies is a disease of the nervous system and is fatal to warm blooded animals and humans.  The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is rabies specific immune globulin and rabies immunization.  Appropriate treatment started soon after the exposure, will protect an exposed person from the disease.

 

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions:

  • Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets and at-risk livestock.
  • Do not allow your pets to run free. Follow leash laws by keeping pets and livestock secured on your property.  If your pet or livestock are bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Holmes County Animal Control at 547-1119.
  • Support animal control in efforts to reduce feral and stray animal populations.
  • Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated.
  • Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food sources such as uncovered trash or litter.
  • Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home.
  • Teach children neverto handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly.
  • Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets.
  • Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek medical attention and report the injury to the DOH- Holmesat 547-8500.

 

For further information on rabies, go to http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/rabies/index.html, or contact DOH-Holmes at 547-8500.

 

The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida

through integrated state, county and community efforts.

 

Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida

Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

Holmes and Washington County Traffic Alert

Chipley Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and Washington Counties as crews perform the below:

Holmes County: 

  • State Road (S.R.) 2 Routine Bridge Maintenance over Ten Mile Creek- Traffic will be reduced to one lane on S.R. 2 over Ten Mile Creek, about two miles west of S.R. 79, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance. 

Washington County:

  • S.R. 273 (Campbellton Highway) Just East of 7th Avenue- The eastbound lane of Campellton Highway just east of 7th Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 as crews repair a damaged power pole. Traffic flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution 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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