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S.R. 83 (U.S. 331) Bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay



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Phillip Gainer, P.E.
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Chipley, Florida 32428-0607

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Welcome

This is a design/build bridge project over Choctawhatchee Bay.
Work began January 2014 to construct a new U.S. 331 bridge across Choctawhatchee Bay. The $118.5 million bridge will be built immediately east of the current Clyde B. Wells Bridge and feature two northbound travel lanes with accompanying shoulders.
Upon completion of the new bridge, the current structure will be used exclusively for two lanes of southbound traffic.
Traffic impacts during construction will include periodic nighttime lane closures and occasional lane shifts. The new bridge is scheduled to be ready for traffic in summer 2015, with final completion of the project set for a year later.
In addition to the new bridge, a dedicated park and recreation area will be built beneath the southern approach. New ramps from U.S. 331 will provide access to the park. The facility will provide a panoramic vista of Choctawhatchee Bay along with ample parking, a boat launch, space for fishermen, public restrooms and a covered picnic area. For more information on this project follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com\USHighway331. Please see the News Room for the latest updates on this project.

Project At-A-Glance

District
Three (Northwest Florida)

Start Date
Summer 2013

Est. Completion Date
Spring 2017

Cost
$118,555,712.00

Lengths and Limits
3.3 miles

Contractor
Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc.

Project Manager
Billy Robinson