When a hurricane is spinning around in the Gulf, one of the biggest decisions is when to order an evacuation. It's an order that's not given lightly, and it's one that requires a lot of preparation. Two weeks ago, the state of Alabama had a dry run. Tony Harris, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Transportation, says the state holds the rehearsal every year, where they practice making Interstate 65 a one-way highway going north.
The Florida Department of Transportation outlined its 5 year plan for the future this week. The outline from the FDOT include millions of dollars in future road improvements in the panhandle. Ian Satter, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation says the plans include a major road widening project.
9 Mile Road will be expanded from from two to four lanes from I-10 to Pine Forest Road. There will be some large scale resurfacing of roads in Escambia County including Creighton Road from Davis Highway to US-90.