Roads, Bridges And Speed Limits: Barry Holds Walnut Hill Town Hall

August 13, 2019

About three dozen people attended a town hall meeting late Monday afternoon with Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry at the Walnut Hill Community Center.

Topics of discussion during the open forum included roads, bridges, parks and speed limits.

Barry said a replacement bridge on Bratt Road over Canoe Creek is about 90 percent complete and is expected to wrap up by the end of September, and a new bridge on Hanks Road is about 35 percent complete. Both are located on county roads but are Florida Department of Transportation projects.

Bratt resident Steve Hanks inquired about the status of a dirt road paving project for Ashcraft Road. Barry said engineering plans should be completed by the end of the year, with the project put out to bid in early 2020.

Local resident Ernestine Hudson (pictured inset) expressed concerns about the speed limit that varies from 45 to 55 mph on Highway 164. She told Barry she would like to see the entire road at 55 mph. photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Roads, Bridges And Speed Limits: Barry Holds Walnut Hill Town Hall”

  1. NoName on August 15th, 2019 6:26 pm

    Let’s get cable run to the area of McDavid as well. Schools require internet for their school work these days and satelitte is a joke.

  2. Wilykyote on August 13th, 2019 5:36 pm

    Sure appreciate our Commissioner holding these little
    gatherings but getting re-elected is most likely driving
    the truck. Speed limits haven’t been examined or re-examined
    enough to do any good. Was mowing the other day & a SUV
    came by @ at least 90 mph and blew my hat off my bald head !
    Now that ain’t funny really ! Was hoping our new County Administrator
    would twist an ear or two and get some action but maybe not.p

  3. Laughing on August 13th, 2019 5:02 pm

    @doc and retired

    You know you will be right up in the middle of that with the rest of us.

  4. Doc Holiday on August 13th, 2019 2:00 pm

    Absolutely correct. How about enforcing the current speed limits!

  5. retired on August 13th, 2019 9:14 am

    The sign may say 45 MPH or 55 MPH, But everyone travels 60 – 70 MPH

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