Highway 390 expansion, other road projects underway after Hurricane Michael

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The County Road 390 expansion project is well underway and despite the storm, it's still expected to be completed on time according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

The project aims to expand 390 to six lanes and the segments currently under construction are from Baldwin Road to Jenks Avenue which is slated to be completed in 2021 and from Jenks to State Road 77, which should finish up in 2022.

FDOT spokesperson Ian Satter added, "And the third segment, which hasn't started construction yet, is from Baldwin to 23rd Street. That project is slated to begin earlier in 2020 and should wrap up in 2023."

He says due to the active construction, drivers should stay alert as lanes may change. "We may have some intermittent lane closures so we always ask drivers to be aware of possible changes conditions on State Road 390," said Satter.

Just down the road, Bay County is working on expanding Jenks Avenue to four lanes from Baldwin Road to 390.

Josee Cyr, the Engineering Division Manager for Bay County said, "The project is presently in design and we're about to go to permitting, and construction sometime in the fall."

Cyr says crews are starting to relocate utilities on Jenks Avenue such as power poles and power lines.

The county says they're also working on adding turn lanes to County Road 389 at the intersections of State Road 77 and Highway 231.

"Those projects are completing design at this point and we should see construction in the next couple of months," said Cyr adding that the construction on the turn lanes should start this summer.