Highway 98

State allocates funds to widen 98 in Gulf Breeze

State allocates funds to widen 98 in Gulf Breeze

Approximately four miles of U.S. Highway 98 from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive is set to get two additional lanes. Approval of funding for construction was announced May 30. Read the full article in the June 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive […]

BREAKING: Aldi grocery planned for corner of Ortega

BREAKING: Aldi grocery planned for corner of Ortega

Aldi grocery chain is planning a new location in Navarre according to documents filed with the county. Located at the corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Ortega street alongside Culvers, the roughly 19 acre parcel sold to Navarre 19 LLC in June 2018 for $3.29 million. Navarre 19 LLC is registered to Kraig Cruse and […]

Final Highway 98 options all include flyover

Final Highway 98 options all include flyover

The recommendations for U.S. Highway 98 are in, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has found that a flyover through the center of Navarre’s business district is the best solution to the roadway’s traffic woes. The search for the best alternative began with the launch of a PD&E (Project Development and Environment) study in […]

Proposed relief valve for Highway 98 rattles some residents

Proposed relief valve for Highway 98 rattles some residents

Almost everyone wants traffic reduced on Highway 98 through Navarre. But no one wants more vehicles routed through their neighborhood. Stress levels are already rising, even though the $500,000 feasibility study of possible routes for a new Community Access Road ordered by state and Santa Rosa County officials has barely begun and won’t be finished […]

Navarre bypassed

Navarre bypassed

Roundabouts, raised roadways and removed businesses are a few of the features outlined by renderings of U.S. Highway 98 released by the Florida Department of Transportation in advance of its next public hearing on the widening of the highway. FDOT last year placed the expansion of Highway 98 from four lanes to six on its […]

Accident on 98 lands car in ditch

Accident on 98 lands car in ditch

At least two vehicles collided Wednesday morning at the intersection of Andorra Street and U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre near the Publix shopping center. One of the vehicles was on its side in a ditch along westbound 98. First responders are on scene. There is currently no traffic blockage reported though the outside westbound lane […]

Wrong-way driver dead and Gulf Breeze woman and infant hospitalized

Wrong-way driver dead and Gulf Breeze woman and infant hospitalized

An early morning crash on Saturday, March 11 on U.S. 98 near Holley by the Sea in Navarre left Sherry Vitale, 56, of Navarre dead. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, the accident occurred at 12:50 a.m. when Vitale drove her 1997 Chevy Cavalier east in the inside lane of westbound Highway 98. Rachel Price, […]

County weighs highway improvements, dedication

County weighs highway improvements, dedication

County Commissioners will consider renaming a portion of Highway 90 in honor of now-retired Sheriff Wendell Hall next week. Hall served as sheriff for 16 years, the longest term of any sheriff in the county. The portion of highway being considered is in the area near Woodbine Road in Pace. The county will also be […]

Cox offered to Navarre businesses

Cox offered to Navarre businesses

Navarre businesses gained a new option for Internet and voice services as Cox Communications opened service up to businesses along the Highway 98 corridor. Public Affairs Manager for Florida and Georgia Cam Johnson said the expansion seemed like a logical choice. “We already provided service in Escambia and Okaloosa, and we had the fiber running […]

Protest builds against new Sacred Heart annex

Protest builds against new Sacred Heart annex

  Tiger Point residents’ protests over traffic safety concerns about the new Sacred Heart clinic under construction on Highway 98 are growing amid questions about the project’s engineering plans. Sixteen picketers turned out on Monday morning at the Tiger Point Boulevard entrance to the five-acre construction site, which is located  just across two lanes from […]

Manning sharing Gospel on journey across the country

Manning sharing Gospel on journey across the country

As a light rain fell Monday morning, Mitchell Manning walked along Highway 98 in Navarre carrying a wooden cross, the bottom of laying on a wagon that also holds supplies for his trip. Manning has been on the road for nearly two months. Originally from Tennessee – a friend drove him to Florida — he […]