South Walton will be getting some new traffic lights and signals, thanks to Walton County Commissioners.

Commissioners approved right-turn signals at the U.S. Highway 98 and County Road 393 intersection, which were installed last week.

"This is something that has been needed for a long, long time," said District 5 County Commissioner Tony Anderson.

The installation was a modification to the existing signal to protect the permissive left turn for the northbound and southbound approaches.

"This improvement will greatly reduce delays for the side-street traffic," said Public Information Manager Louis Svehla.

On Aug. 8, Commissioners approved the installation of a caution light at the intersection of Ridge Road and County Road 393S. This project is currently under design and the caution light will be installed at completion of the design, said Svehla. The project is being funded with Proportionate Fair Share funds.

Commissioners approved a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2017 road and Bridge budget to recognize $50,000 in CR 393 Proportionate Faire Share revenues to be utilized for the light. The light is needed due to a new development going in on CR 393's east side, as well as a new development to be built off Ridge Road.

Commissioners have also submitted a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation supporting the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Sugar Drive and U.S. 98.