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30A and 395 Intersection in SoWal Causing Issues

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County Road 30-A in South Walton County seems to grow in popularity each year, but with that comes increased traffic along the corridor.

For residents, it can mean headaches trying to navigate increased cars, bikes and pedestrians.

One intersection in particular is causing the bulk of congestion.

At the meeting point of 30-A and 395 in Seagrove, a three way stop organizes the traffic flow, but for the growing area, this soon may not be enough.

Last year, Walton County Commissioners approved improvements to the intersection that would include a round about, but at this point no changes have been made.

According to District Five Commissioner Cindy Meadows, a stop light with turn lanes could possibly be the best option, but it does not come without aesthetic sacrifices and road widening that may not be popular with 30-A residents.

Still, she said with improvements comes change.

"It's going to take some policies and it's going to take some enforcement. What we're going to have to do is we're going to have to make sure that there's enough parking. We're going to have to make sure there's adequate cross walks. We're going to have to make sure that we can provide the entire infrastructure that is needed," said Meadows.

Meadows will meet with planners next week to continue the discussion. She said balance is key to making sure a level of safety matches the look that pleases residents.