State Road 390 Expansion From Baldwin Road to Jenks Avenue Begins

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - State and County leaders are officially kicking off the first of three projects that will widen State Road 390.

The first part of construction to expand the busy roadway from two to six lanes from Baldwin Road to Jenks Avenue has already started.

At a press conference Friday morning, Phillip Gainer, District Three Secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation, expressed his excitement for what the expansion will do for the community.

"Mobility of goods and services and people safely is our responsibility, and this will allow easy access from the Port all the way over to 77 to let folks be diverse without going through downtown," he said.

Construction on all three phases of the project will take about four years, and once it's completed, 390 will be transformed from two to six lanes from 23rd street to Highway 77 in Lynn Haven.

Gainer said the completed project will not just benefit drivers.

"Extra bike path area with sidewalks along the road, controlled medians where it's safer to go through the six lanes to turn around and access the businesses," he said.
This initial part of the project will cost about 17.6 million dollars, and is anticipated to be complete by early 2020.

Construction will be performed at night to prevent traffic impacts, but lane closures can be anticipated from 8:30 P.M. to 6:30 A.M.

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