NAVARRE — Florida Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings regarding a Project Development and Environment Study that will examine improvements for State Road 30 and U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. The meetings are scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 26 at the Navarre Conference Center at 8700 Navarre Parkway.

The project would extend Portside Drive in Santa Rosa County to Mary Esther Boulevard in Okaloosa County (about 24.5 miles). The study will investigate widening the existing facility throughout the project limits, increasing the efficiency of the intersection operations, improving safety with access management features, and providing pedestrian and bicycle enhancements.

The meetings will present initial engineering and environmental analyses and give the public an opportunity to review the proposed improvements and provide input. The meetings will be held in an open house format, so no formal presentation will occur. Maps, drawings and other project information will be on display. FDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive input.