Construction crews have completed two sections of roadway widening work on State Road (S.R.) 281 (Avalon Boulevard) in Santa Rosa County.

The Florida Department of Transportation recently completed a 1.4-mile section of Avalon Boulevard from just south of Admiral Road to U.S. 90 and a .9 mile portion from north of the CSX railroad bridge to south of Commerce Road. Both projects included road reconstruction from a two lane to four-lane urban roadway, drainage upgrades, sidewalks, mast arm signal systems, new signs, pavement markings and minor side road improvements.

The two remaining sections from south of the Moors Lodge to the CSX Railroad and from I-10 to south of the Moors Lodge are estimated to be completed winter 2014.