County to make parkway case to FDOT head

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 09:26 AM.

Commissioners also questioned road funding that appeared to be moved from Gulf County to benefit Bay County road projects.

And the questioned cost estimates for the various alternative routes, noting that the route preferred by Gulf County officials, was being shown as more expensive even though a proposed bridge over East Bay was shorter and the route was more direct to highway connections.

But the primary argument Yeager and team hope to make is that the original intent of the parkway, to provide a four-lane connection from U.S. 231 to south Gulf County beaches, as well as the Port of Port St. Joe, has been mitigated by the new recommended route.

“The intent has certainly changed over the years,” Butler said two weeks ago. “This is huge. Our opportunity is being hijacked.”

Yeager said he would report back on the feedback he received from Persad.

BP litigation

Rhon Jones from Beasley Allen Law firm gave an update on BP litigation which continues in relative limbo.

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