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Changes to busy intersection complete

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Changes to a busy intersection in Panama City Beach are now complete and city officials are hoping the change will cut down on accidents. 

In March, City Councilman Geoff McConnell made a call to action after many accidents happened on Panama City Beach Parkway at the access road between Auto Zone and TGIFridays. 

Since then, the city acquired the land from the property and completely changed the look, adding a cement triangle median and also plastic barriers to keep drivers from turning left. 

Drivers will now only be able to turn right onto the access road and turn right out on Panama City Beach Parkway.

The construction is complete and the road is back open.

Councilman McConnell released this statement to News13 about the completed project and said, “I’m incredibly grateful that our street department could move so quickly to complete this project that will help keep our roads safe for our residents and visitors. This fix will save lives.”

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