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.
The Beckrich Road portion of the CRA is making huge strides in progress. The new side was paved this week and curb work was installed. I think we’ll be driving on it in the next couple of weeks as they redo the old side.
The groundbreaking for the Beckrich Road portion of the Front Beach Road CRA in Panama City Beach was on September 4th, 2007. Total construction time is expected to be less than 24 months. The cost of construction is around $10 million and includes Beckrich Road from Back Beach Road to Front Beach Road.
Churchwell Drive, the road that goes by the Panama City Beach Post Office connecting Middle Beach and Front Beach Roads was reopened Wednesday.
Construction began April 2007 and was completed ahead of schedule as it wasn’t slatted to be completed until mid summer 2008.
The Churchwell Road CRA (Community Redevelopment Area) is pretty much done. They were painting the yellow stripes last week and painting the 127 space public parking lot yesterday. The ribbon cutting is on April 16, 2008 at 10:30 am on the new Churchwell Bridge, unless it rains, in which case it will be under a tent in the new parking lot close to Front Beach Road. More after the break.
The Front Beach Road CRA, or Community Redevelopment Area is moving ahead and on schedule. The current projects underway are the Churchwell Road rebuild and the widening of Beckrich Road.
The Churchwell Road improvements included rebuilding of the bridge, widening the road and adding 127 public parking spaces on the north side of Front Beach Road to provide parking for the public beach access point. Construction began in April 2007 and is on schedule to be completed early spring this year with the ribbon cutting to be sometime in March.
The Front Beach Road CRA and other CRA projects is moving along. I was out and about and snapped off some photos of the progress on Beckrich and Churchwell.
On the CRA website, www.PCBonTheMove.com they’ve added some before and after pictures of what Front Beach Road will look like when all is done.
Also, it looks like they are moving dirt where the multi-modal station will go on North Thomas Drive.