Crews from Anderson Columbia will close a section of South Bay Grove Road in Walton County during the week of Dec. 10 to perform drainage work. Motorists will use Short Avenue and State Street as a detour. Signs will be in place to guide motorists. The work is anticipated to take three days to complete. 


The work is part of a reconstruction project to multilane 4.6 miles of U.S. 331 in Walton County from the north-end of the Choctawhatchee Relief Bridge to south of State Road 20.


This project also features new traffic signals at U.S. 331 and Short Avenue/Jolly Bay Road, and LaGrange Road/Ramsey Branch Road and County Road 3280. Construction of a new bridge over Ramsey Branch, creation of stormwater retention areas, water and sewer utility relocation, drainage, and other safety improvements are also planned.


Work on the project began in the fall of 2012 and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015.


Drivers are reminded to pay attention to the speed limit when traveling through the construction area. Use caution when driving in work zones, especially at night. Construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.


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