City council names "Loop Road" concept as "Bay Parkway"

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Panama City Beach City Council decided on an official name for the Loop Road concept. It will be called "Bay Parkway."

The city has already started construction. The 1.5-mile road will go from the end of North Pier Park Drive up to State Road 79.

In January, the council approved $3.5 million contract for the project.

Some members of the council say they were disappointed with the cost, which was higher than anticipated.

It's the first step to take traffic off Back Beach Rd. and create a "Back" Back Beach Rd. going all the way to Nautilus St.