Those making trips to Panama City along U.S. Highway 98 may want to add a little time to their schedules.

Construction on that route has begun in Bay County with an $8.9 million resurfacing project between the DuPont Bridge in Bay County and the Gulf County line.

The project which is scheduled to last until December and will cover over 17 miles.

Drivers can expect both daytime and nighttime lane closures.

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