traffic congestion

Navarre leaders tackling worries about road plan

Navarre leaders tackling worries about road plan

A proposal to build a “community access road” to ease traffic on Highway 98 is being repackaged in an effort to calm the concerns of some Navarre residents. In fact, the whole idea of using the word “road” to describe the alternate route for local traffic in the Holley by the Sea area is now […]

98 flyover lacks chamber support, widening gets thumbs-up

98 flyover lacks chamber support, widening gets thumbs-up

When asked to name the greatest obstacle for Navarre’s future, residents have one overwhelming response: Traffic. That was the finding of an analysis of data by Matrix Design Group. A similar study conducted among Hurlburt Field personnel came up with the same concern: Fix traffic congestion. Read the full article in the June 14 issue […]

Chamber champions Highway 98 fix

Chamber champions Highway 98 fix

The unfolding struggle to alleviate the traffic strangle on Highway 98 through Navarre is shaping up to be a major lobbying effort that may take several years and will likely reach to Tallahassee and even Washington, D.C. A campaign organized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is getting underway with invitations being prepared […]

Survey says … Clock ticking for public input on District 4 Master Plan

Survey says … Clock ticking for public input on District 4 Master Plan

Citizens of the Navarre area will have a second chance to weigh in on their community’s future June 11 at the second Santa Rosa District 4 Master Plan Public Open House. Matrix Design Group was selected by the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in September 2017 to create a comprehensive guiding document for […]

Cole named County Commission chairman

Cole named County Commission chairman

With a shake of the hand, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Rob Williamson of Navarre passed the gavel Nov. 9 to incoming chairman County Commissioner Bob Cole during the board’s annual reorganization meeting. Cole is the representative for District 2 which includes the Milton and East Milton area. He will lead the board for fiscal […]

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 […]

Downtown Gulf Breeze targeted by developers

Downtown Gulf Breeze targeted by developers

The commercial building boomlet underway in the City of Gulf Breeze is speeding up with plans being revealed for a fourth hotel and a third ice cream shop. No biggie by the standards of larger cities maybe, but the two proposed projects represent welcome growth and a tax base boost in this city of 5,800 […]

Turn lane, updated signage coming to Navarre Beach

Turn lane, updated signage coming to Navarre Beach

County Commissioners voted to pay $58,416 for construction of a dedicated right turn lane at the intersection of southbound Navarre Beach Causeway and Gulf Boulevard to relieve traffic congestion in the area. The lowest bidder selected by the county was Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. They beat out the second place bidder Chavers Construction, Inc. […]

Sacred Heart refuses homeowners’ plea on clinic

Sacred Heart refuses homeowners’ plea on clinic

Although a member of the Sacred Heart Health System’s development team finally agreed to meet with the leader of several homeowner groups in Tiger Point East, the controversial entrance to a new clinic won’t be relocated. “They listened. They heard our ideas for an alternate access point that we feel would be safer and smooth […]

Sacred Heart shuns homeowners’ meeting request

Sacred Heart shuns homeowners’ meeting request

Ten Tiger Point homeowner associations are finding no success in their efforts to meet with Sacred Heart Health System officials over the controversy surrounding construction of a new clinic. A spokesman for the nonprofit company based in Pensacola told the Navarre Press this week that Sacred Heart has no response to an invitation from the […]