Friday, January 31, 2014

FDOT Posts Dense Fog Message Boards Across Northwest Florida


Based on the weekend weather forecast calling for dense fog and in an effort to assist drivers traveling in Northwest Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has placed more than 40 lighted message boards along several state routes displaying “Dense Fog Advisory” and “Use Extreme Caution” messages.   The messages are a tool to remind drivers of the potential hazards of traveling in fog. Signs will be in place through the weekend to alert motorists and are located at:

Bay County
  • U.S. 98 near the Phillips Inlet Bridge
  • State Road (S.R.) 77 near the Bailey Bridge
  • U.S. 98 near the Dupont Bridge
  • U.S. 98 near the Hathaway Bridge
  • S.R. 79 near the West Bay Bridge 
Escambia County
  • S.R. 4 near the Escambia River Bridge
  • S.R. 292 near the Theo Baars Bridge in Perdido Key
  • U.S. 98 near the Pensacola Bay Bridge 
Franklin County
Gulf County
  • S.R. 30 near the Highland View Bridge
  • S.R. 71 near the White City Bridge
Holmes County
  • S.R. 2 at the Choctawhatchee River Bridge
  • S.R. 10 (U.S. 90) at the Choctawhatchee River Bridge
Okaloosa County
  • S.R. 293 near the Mid Bay Bridge
  • Along U.S. 98 in Destin in the city public parking lot approximately 300 feet east of the east end of the East Pass bridge
  • West end of Brooks Bridge at the corner of S.R. 189 and U.S. 98 – approximately 1/4 mile from west end of Brooks Bridge
  • I-10 – Mile Marker (MM) 58 westbound  in the median (east of Shoal River Bridge) and MM 50 eastbound in the median (West end of the Yellow River Bridge)
Santa Rosa County
  • S.R. 87 south at the Yellow River
  • S.R. 281 near the Garcon Point Bridge
Walton County
  • S.R. 20 at the Choctawhatchee River Bridge
  • S.R. 331 at the Clyde Wells Bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay 
Washington County
  • I-10 at the Choctawhatchee River Bridge
Fog can reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions.  Motorists should drive with lights on low beam, slow down, listen for traffic you cannot see, use wipers and defrosters as necessary for maximum visibility, use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a guide, be patient and do not pass lines of traffic.

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