Motorist Alert: Residential road closures planned near Mid-Bay Bridge

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“The proposed trial change will prevent access to Lakeshore Drive from White Point Road for ALL vehicles.”

WENDY VICTORA @WendyVnwfdn

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BLUEWATER BAY — Responding to concerns of residents on some roads near the Mid-Bay Bridge, Okaloosa County officials plan to limit traffic on certain roads on high-traffic days.

The experiment will begin Saturday, Aug. 19, and last from noon-6 p.m. Depending on how it works, the closure may continue Saturday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 2. It will not affect traffic flow this Saturday.

“The proposed trial change will prevent access to Lakeshore Drive from White Point Road for ALL vehicles,” says a letter which will be given to neighbors Monday. As a result, all traffic wishing to access the Mid-Bay Bridge or Lakeshore Drive will be routed onto State Road 20.

During that time, access to Lakeshore Drive will be confined to its connection with the Mid-Bay Connector.

During the summer tourist season, many vacation rentals are from Saturday to Saturday, which means traffic on roads leading to Destin on Saturdays is higher than normal because of tourists arriving.

The county’s plan was to notify homeowners on Monday, but a letter detailing the experiment was sent to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. The Daily News obtained a copy of the letter.

The proposal was the result of a July 27 meeting conducted by County Commissioner Kelly Windes. Residents of neighborhoods near the Mid-Bay Bridge shared their frustrations as well as stories of people driving down the sidewalk to avoid the gridlock.

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