As of yesterday, May 8th, the County Public Works Department closed a stretch of CR 30A at Draper Lake between Hwy 393 and Hwy 83. This closure was necessary due to a small opening becoming apparent in the roadway.
As Public Works crews have assessed the situation, it is believed that there may be a culvert failure under the roadway that is undermining the integrity of the road bed.
It has been determined that for the sake of safety, that section of CR 30A will remain closed at this time.
In order to move forward with the opening of the road, and to ensure the safety of those traveling that section of CR 30A, Public Works crews will be installing a temporary bailey bridge over that area. At this time, it is unknown how long that process will take.
During the time the temporary bridge is being installed, the Public Works department will continue to assess that section of road to identify the main cause of the current failure and work towards a permanent solution.
Sandbags are also being made available to the public at Blue Mountain Pit on Highway 83 South. The pit is located on the west side of Highway 83 South about one mile south of U.S. 98. The sand pit will be marked and the gates will remain open. Bags are first come, first serve. Residents must provide their own shovels.
Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but will continue working towards reopening that section of 30A once it has been deemed safe for travel.
Information provided by the Walton County Commission