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Bicyclists struck by car killed on 98

Bicyclists struck by car killed on 98

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car early Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 98 in Midway. The incident occurred near the cross street of Overdown Drive at approximately 1:45 a.m. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a Honda CRV was traveling east on 98 when the bicyclist cut across the eastbound lanes turning […]

FDOT sets 98 flyover as recommended alternative

FDOT sets 98 flyover as recommended alternative

More than 360 people crowded into the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center Jan. 15 to view and comment on plans to widen U.S. Highway 98 and put a flyover through Navarre. After more than two years of work, Florida Department of Transportation officials presented their top chosen option based on the data. The […]

FDOT: 98 flyover design still alive

FDOT: 98 flyover design still alive

Despite claims made by another newspaper in the area, plans for a fly over through Navarre along U.S. Highway 98 are still under consideration according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). FDOT heads the project, and final decisions on which alternative will be selected fall under their purview. FDOT Public Information Specialist Tanya Sanders […]

98 turn lane projects start Monday

98 turn lane projects start Monday

Work crews have begun construction on new turn lanes and safety improvements along U.S. Highway 98 under Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) supervision. The construction, which began last Monday, will cover an area stretching from the intersection of Constitution Drive east to the Navarre School Road intersection, according to an FDOT press release. The $847,000 […]

Man killed in car crash on 98

Man killed in car crash on 98

An accident on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre claimed the life of a Fort Walton Beach man Wednesday evening. David Miles Weichman was driving a Toyota Tundra eastbound on 98 near Snapdragon Drive in Navarre when the incident occurred according to the Florida Highway Patrol accident report. According to the report, Weichman lost control of […]

Update: Council votes to close 98 median crossing

Update: Council votes to close 98 median crossing

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted Monday to request that the the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) close the median crossing that allows eastbound traffic on Highway 98 to turn left into the Wal-Mart Shopping Center at Starbucks Coffee. Additionally, council passed a resolution asking FDOT to research potential impacts the closing may have on other […]