North Santa Rosa

New Traffic Signal on U.S. 98

Representative Doug Broxson Announces Traffic Signal Construction on U.S. 98

 Florida State Representative Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, today announced the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Green Briar Parkway/Country Club Road in Santa Rosa County.  The timeframe for design and construction of the traffic signal has not yet been set.

“The gratifying aspect of this process is that when local and state governments have a need, we are able to find real solutions to real problems.  I want to congratulate Secretary Prasad and his team for their quick actions in helping us begin to resolve the dangerous situation along Highway 98 in Santa Rosa County,” said Representative Broxson.

Rep. Broxson has been working closely with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regarding local safety concerns on U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa County. The new signal is designed to improve safety and traffic movement and to help pedestrians and cyclists cross the road safely.

“Safety is the number one priority of the Department and that is why we continue to seek bold and innovative solutions enhancing safety for all road users, including motorists and pedestrians,” FDOT District Three Secretary Tommy Barfield said. “I am grateful for Rep. Broxson’s support of the Department and the importance he places on the safety of Florida’s highways.”

Additionally, FDOT has scheduled a Road Safety Audit (RSA) on U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa County from Gulf Breeze to the Okaloosa County line during the summer months. FDOT will partner with several state and local organizations and the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to conduct the RSA. The RSA process includes an office review of safety conditions and historical data as well as a field review that records traffic characteristics such as control devices, markings, speed limits and sight distances. An independent RSA team of stakeholders will prepare a report on potential road safety issues and opportunities for improvements in safety for all road users.

Posted by on Apr 17 2012. Filed under Local. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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