Walton County seeks alternative to to-be-removed directional signs

Special to The Sun
The signs point to businesses that are not visible from the main vein of Highway 98.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, they will move forward on the process of tagging and removing directional signs U.S. Highway 98.

According to DOT, they will have an inspector placing a second 10-day sticker on all signs that are remaining in the right of way on Monday, Dec. 3. In addition, they will also mailing out notices to the sign owners, Walton County, listing the locations of the signs that are in the right of way and need to be removed.

Following the 10-day period, there will be a crew from maintenance removing any of the signs that remain.  The directional signs that are not located on the right of way will have a 30-day sticker placed on them on Dec. 3 and the property owners will also be notified.

In the last meeting of the Walton County Board of Commissioners, there were discussions held on the value of signage to small business owners and the Commission pledged to look at proposing replacement signage that meets DOT criteria.

As of now, there have been no decisions made, but the County Commission plans to continue to work towards finding a solution.

In the interim, any questions in regard to the DOT’s process can be directed to Mac Carpenter in the County’s Planning Department at 892-8157.