Proposed New Connection Between ECP Airport and Walton County
The FDOT has proposed a new roadway connecting CR 388 in Bay County to US 98/SR 30 in Walton County east of Peach Creek. West Bay Parkway Segment 1 is a proposed new four-lane roadway, approximately 10 – 12 miles in length that would include a new high-level bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway. The project will give Walton County a more direct route to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, and serve as a critical evacuation route in the event of a hurricane.
This project has been in the works for quite some time, multiple studies have been completed and a route has been recommended. “The planning study for the bridge has been completed. Funding for design, right of way and construction has not yet been identified,” said the FDOT.