Construction at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

PANAMA CITY Fla. - The road to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport will be undergoing repairs. 

A half mile on either side of the entrance road will be torn up in order to relocate water lines. Traffic into the airport will have to be re-routed for a few weeks, in order to accommodate the construction. A 42 inch wholesale water line and an 8-inch waste water line are being moved. This is in advance of a department of transportation widening project of St. Rt. 388 happening this fall, which will include making a roundabout at the entrance of the airport. 

The executive director of the airport explained how the airport is making sure safety is a priority. "There will be some impacts on the coming and goings of-at 388 and west bay parkway. we're working with the contractor and the county to make sure that that operation is as safe as possible." 

Moving the water lines is a Bay County project that is expected to cost more than $3,000,000. Construction will begin in august. 

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