Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What work was performed on Eglin Parkway?
- Resurfacing approximately 4.5 miles along Eglin Parkway from 12th Avenue (Richbourg Ave.) to U.S.98.
- Drainage improvements and median re-construction in Shalimar between Richbourg Avenue and Old Ferry Road.
- Sidewalk construction and repair.
- Improvements to Eglin Parkway/ Hollywood Boulevard intersection.
- Traffic signalization upgrades.
- New signs and pavements markings.
Why was it necessary to resurface Eglin Parkway?
Florida taxpayers have a significant investment in the state's transportation infrastructure. Protecting this investment, through proper maintenance of highways and bridges, is a primary mission of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The lifecycle of a highway is limited. Large trucks and heavy traffic take a tremendous toll on highways. Over time, surface cracks appear in asphalt pavement and may eventually reach the rock and soil layers that form the foundation for the highway. Water seeping through the cracks, combined with the constant pounding of traffic, accelerates the deterioration of the highway.
How much did the project cost and who is paying for it?
The construction cost for this Eglin Parkway improvement project was approximately $6.9 million. The project was funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Who was responsible for the construction work?
The construction project was administered by the Florida Department of Transportation, District Three. Genesis CEI Services, LLC. of Crestview provided construction engineering and inspection service in support of FDOT. The construction contractor is APAC of Pensacola.
For additional information on the Eglin Parkway resurfacing project you may contact:
FDOT Dist. 3 Public Information Director
1074 Hwy 90
Chipley, FL 32428
Tele: (888) 638-0250 Ext. 205 (toll free)