With the summer season just around the corner, we thought that we would put our perspective out there on the Destin news about current construction and Destin traffic updates. There currently is a huge project going on to widen Hwy 98 from 4 to 6 lanes. This project will be ongoing until late 2020, which we all know means 2021.
The heaviest areas of congestion are from Downtown Destin East to the Mid Bay Bridge and from just East of the county line West to Regatta Bay and Destin Commons. There is also heavy traffic around the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Be prepared on rainy days and check-out days for delays.
On the positive side of things, the Sandestin area has been relatively free of additional traffic buildups and hopefully will remain that way. From Sandestin to the East, we have seen little to no additional traffic. With the new shops and restaurants opening in the Market Shops and Grand Boulevard, there is less and less of a need to fight the traffic and go down into Destin or out towards 30A.