Walton Commissioners look to accept CR 280A/HW 331 connector road grant

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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Looking forward to Walton County's commission meeting Tuesday, board members plan to discuss moving forward with a new 280A connector road project.

With support from Florida Representative Brad Drake, Florida Lawmakers set aside $1.5 million in the last legislative session to connect County Road 280A to Highway 331 in DeFuniak Springs.

Hoping to help create a traffic release through the area, county public works officials are looking to get approval from the board to use the state funding for design, engineers, and permitting to begin the project.

Officials also say any leftover funds will be put toward beginning phase one of construction.

The total estimation of the project adds up to more than $5 million.