Routine Inspection on I-10 Choctawhatchee River Bridge
Chipley, FL – Drivers traveling Interstate 10 over Choctawhatchee River, one mile west of County Road 279 (Carville/Exit 104) in Washington County, will encounter lane restrictions between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8 as crews perform a routine bridge inspection.
All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to travel with care through the work zone, especially at night, and to watch for construction equipment and workers entering and exiting the roadway.
Construction activities are set to begin the week of February 27
on State Road 77 in Washington County.
Crews will mill and resurface the travel lanes from Interstate 10 to
5th Street, construct five-foot bicycle lanes and sidewalk from
Blue Lake Park to 5th Street, perform safety upgrades, and place
new signs and pavement markings along the project.
Motorists can expect intermittent and alternating lane
closures from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The 1.8-mile resurfacing project
is anticipated to be complete summer 2017.
Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night,
when traveling through the construction zone, and to
pay attention for workers and equipment entering and exiting the work area.
All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed
or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.
The Washington County Public Works Department reports that
beginning Monday, February 27 and continuing
through Monday, March 13, Morrell Avenue in Ebro
will be closed from 5488 Morrell Avenue
east to Obie Street (approximately 1/10 of a mile).
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee will modify the flood stage levels for the Choctawhatchee River at Caryville [US-90] (CARF1) to better reflect impacts from flooding along this portion of the river.
These new flood levels are:
Action Stage 10 feet (unchanged)
Minor Flood Stage 14 feet (up 2 feet)
Moderate Flood Stage 16 feet (unchanged)
Major Flood Stage 20 feet (down 7 feet)
This location is a routine forecast point, which means forecasts are issued for this location year round by the Southeast River Forecast Center in Peachtree City, Georgia. River flood warnings are issued by the National Weather Service in Tallahassee whenever the river is expected to exceed flood stage.
These updated flood stages were a direct result of analysis of severalsignificant floods in the 1990s,review of Florida Department of Transportation highway elevation data, and feedback from the Washington and Holmes County Emergency Management Agencies. As a result of these adjustments, the 1990, 1994, and 1929 floods will all be classified as major floods.
If you plan to evacuate but have pets you do not wish to leave behind you may follow this link for pet friendly hotels in our area: http://www.petswelcome.com/
Special Needs Registry
The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry to allow residents with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.