State Highway 79 to be Widened

The portion of State Highway 79 south of US 98, or better known as Back Beach Road, is in line to join its street brethren and receive much needed cosmetic surgery that will result in 4 beautiful lanes of wide goodness.

Currently 2 lane and feeling rough, the city plans to help the widening project along with $3 million in CRA monies and has applied for a matching grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to cover the total $6 million cost.

4 new lanes of Highway 79 have already been paved up to West Bay and paid for by the FDOT. We should know whether the FDOT will supply the grant in the next 3 to 4 months.

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