[UPDATE] FL Dept. of Transportation Isaac Update

By: Florida Department of Transportation Email
By: Florida Department of Transportation Email

Chipley, Florida- August 29, 2012

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Hurricane Isaac.

Scheduled highway maintenance and construction will resume Wednesday, Aug. 29. FDOT has suspended interstate maintenance and construction until further notice. All rail, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal.

Tolls on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County will be reinstated as of 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Escambia County

· Via de Luna Road east of Portfina closed due to flooding.

· 9th Avenue/State Road (S.R.) 289 from Romana Street to Bayfront Parkway closed due to water across roadway.

· Fort Pickens Road at the entrance to Fort Pickens is closed.

Franklin County

· The St. George Island Bridge/State Road (S.R.) 300 is now open.

· Mill Road is restricted one mile north of the intersection of U.S. 98 and River Road in Carrabelle due to flooding.

· Intersection of Gulf Shore Road at Alligator Drive is restricted due to water on the roadway.

· North Sawyer Street in Eastpoint is restricted due to the water on the road.

· East Pine Street in Eastpoint is restricted due to the water on the road.

Gulf County

· County Road (C.R.) 20 near Wewahitchka is closed from White Drive to Overstreet Road.

· Jarrott Daniels Road near S.R. 22 is closed.

Okaloosa County

· Meigs Drive closed due to water on roadway.

Santa Rosa County

· J.E. Bowden Way (C.R. 399) between Pensacola and Navarre is closed.

· Peter Prince Field Airport is closed.

Walton County

· DeFuniak Springs Airport is closed but is expected to reopen at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather reports and road conditions and to be on the lookout for flooded roads. If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.

For the latest closures and updates from the Florida Department of Transportation District Three follow us on twitter at @myfdot_nwfl.

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[UPDATE] Chipley, Florida- August 28, 2012

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Hurricane Isaac.

Scheduled highway maintenance and construction will resume Wednesday, Aug. 29. FDOT has suspended interstate maintenance and construction until further notice. All rail, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal.

Bay County
· Several local roads in Big Daddy Drive area of Panama City Beach closed due to water and rising surf.

Escambia County
· Pensacola International Airport has suspended operations and is projected to re-open 7 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
· Via de Luna Road east of Portfina closed due to flooding.
· Gongora Drive closed due to water across roadway.
· Fort Pickens Road at the entrance to Fort Pickens is closed.

Franklin County
· The St. George Island Bridge/State Road (S.R.) 300 is now open.
· Mill Road closed one mile north of the intersection of U.S. 98 and River Road in Carrabelle due to flooding.
· Intersection of Gulf Shore Road at Alligator Drive is restricted due to water on the roadway.
· North Sawyer Street in Eastpoint is restricted due to the water on the road.
· East Pine Street in Eastpoint is restricted due to the water on the road.

Gulf County
· County Road (C.R.) 20 near Wewahitchka is closed from White Drive to Overstreet Road.
· Jarrott Daniels Road near S.R. 22 is closed.

Okaloosa County
· Meigs Drive local road closed due to water on roadway.

Santa Rosa County
· At the direction of the Florida State Emergency Operations Center, tolls have been suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County to aid in evacuation efforts. Tolls will remain suspended until further notice.
· J.E. Bowden Way (C.R. 399) between Pensacola and Navarre is closed.
· Peter Prince Field Airport is closed.

Walton County
· DeFuniak Springs Airport is closed.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather reports and road conditions and to be on the lookout for flooded roads. If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.

For the latest closures and updates from the Florida Department of Transportation District Three follow us on twitter at @myfdot_nwfl.

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[UPDATE] Chipley, Florida- August 28, 2012

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Hurricane Isaac.

FDOT has suspended interstate and highway maintenance and construction indefinitely to allow for an increase in traffic as motorists evacuate from the Florida panhandle coastline area. All rail, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal.

Bay County
· Several local roads in Big Daddy Drive area of Panama City Beach closed due to water and rising surf.

Escambia County
· Pensacola International Airport has suspended operations and is projected to re-open 7 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
· Via de Luna Road east of Portfina closed due to flooding.

Franklin County
· The St. George Island Bridge/State Road (S.R.) 300 is now open.
· Mill Road closed one mile north of the intersection of U.S. 98 and River Road in Carrabelle due to flooding.
· Intersection of Gulf Shore Road at Alligator Drive is restricted due to water on the roadway.
· North Sawyer Street in Eastpoint is restricted due to the water on the road.
· East Pine Street in Eastpoint is restricted due to the water on the road.

Gulf County
· County Road (C.R.) 20 near Wewahitchka is closed from White Drive to Overstreet Road.
· Jarrott Daniels Road near S.R. 22 is closed.

Santa Rosa County
· At the direction of the Florida State Emergency Operations Center, tolls have been suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County to aid in evacuation efforts. Tolls will remain suspended until further notice.
· J.E. Bowden Way (C.R. 399) between Pensacola and Navarre is closed.
· Peter Prince Field Airport is closed.

Walton County
· DeFuniak Springs Airport is closed.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather reports and road conditions and to be on the lookout for flooded roads. If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.

For the latest closures and updates from the Florida Department of Transportation District Three follow us on twitter at @myfdot_nwfl.

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Chipley, Florida- August 28, 2012

The Florida Department of Transportation is closely working with the Florida State Emergency Operations Center and local governments to monitor road and bridge conditions across Northwest Florida as Hurricane Isaac approaches the gulf coast.

As high winds approach, local law enforcement or the Florida Highway Patrol may close bridges or other structures to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Law enforcement personnel will look at wind speeds, storm surge, rain bands and other conditions at each bridge and structure to decide if and when to close it. Please tune to local television and radio broadcasts to hear whether area bridges and tunnels have been closed.

The following counties have determined wind speeds that will necessitate the closure of bridges and structures:

· Walton County - 40 mph

· Gulf County - 50 mph

· Franklin County - 50 mph

· Escambia County - 30-39 mph

· Santa Rosa County - 39 mph

· Bay County - 60 mph for the DuPont Bridge; 55 mph for the Hathaway Bridge

· Okaloosa County - 45 mph

For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information follow us on twitter @myfdot_nwfl.

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Chipley, Florida- August 27, 2012

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

FDOT has suspended interstate and highway maintenance and construction indefinitely to allow for an increase in traffic as motorists evacuate from the Florida panhandle coastline area. All rail, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal.

Escambia County
· Pensacola International Airport will suspend operations beginning at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 until further notice. The last flight is scheduled to arrive at 11:15 p.m.

Santa Rosa County
· At the direction of the Florida State Emergency Operations Center, tolls were suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County at 8 a.m., EDT, Monday, Aug. 27 to aid in evacuation efforts. Tolls will remain suspended until further notice.

Walton County
· Law enforcement officials are expected to close the Choctawhachee Bay Bridge on U.S. 331 (State Road 83) Monday, Aug. 27 once wind speeds reach 40 mph.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather reports and road conditions and to be on the lookout for flooded roads. If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.

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For the latest closures and updates from the Florida Department of Transportation District Three follow us on twitter at @myfdot_nwfl.


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