Travelers on the west end of County Highway 30A have noticed work being done at the Oyster Lake outfall and have been asking what is going on there.
"It is a restoration project that is being done based on plans that were guided and approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife," said Louis Svehla, public information manager for Walton County.
In August 2016, the BCC approved an emergency repair for the outfall. The emergency repair in August 2016 was to keep the road from falling in just east of the bridge on the north side.
The project currently taking place is to complete work started by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was held up in permitting.
The project was permitted by Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Feb. 9. The BCC approved the project on Oct. 10. The notice to proceed was issued on Nov. 8.
This is a 60-day contract for substantial completion with an additional 30 days for the completion of punch-list items.
"I believe this is the final restoration project for the outfall to sure it up," said Svehla.