The long overdue road improvement project on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, scheduled to begin over a year ago, is now ready to start after delays related to state permitting issues. The delays finally ended in July and the Panama City Beach City Council has agreed to take over control of the segment of road where the project is being completed. The part of road in question goes from 500 feet west of Richard Jackson Boulevard to South Thomas Drive. There are several condominium complexes that will benefit from this road project including: Long Beach Condominium, Twin Palms, Ocean Ritz, Grandview, Marisol, Majestic Beach Resort, and Ocean Villa. The project, a $14.2 million endeavor, was awarded to GAC contractors. The goal of the project is to improve underground utilities in the area while also adding landscaped medians, sidewalks and new transit lanes.
The Front Beach Road Project is an effort to redesign and rebuild the gulf front road in the city limits of Panama City Beach. The goal is to transform it into a spacious, divided promenade with large sidewalks that will encourage bike riding, running and leisurely strolls. Old-fashioned street lamps, palm trees and clean landscaping will provide more of a master-planned community feel. Here are the articles covering this topic.