News Release: Public Information Office, 850-983-5254

Hwy. 90 landscaping project breaks ground in Pace


Santa Rosa County has broken ground on a landscape beautification project for Hwy. 90 in Pace. The limits of the project extend from Woodbine Rd. east to Chumuckla Hwy.
 
Work has begun on the installation of a irrigation system. Plantings will begin in early October. The landscaping design includes added landscape beds with drip irrigation for efficient use of water. Plantings were designed to enhance the existing roadway and user experience featuring a mixture of shrubs and perennials to provide a more dynamic landscape with seasonal interest with vitex, loropetalum, and pink muhly grass used throughout. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October.
 
"These beautification enhancements will hopefully improve the sense of pride our residents have for their community as they drive into Pace and go hand-in-hand with our efforts to improve the appearance of our county," said Commissioner Sam Parker.  
 
Funded by a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, the project is the first in Pace. A second phase, beautification of the medians southwest of Woodbine Rd. to the Simpson River Bridge, is planned for 2019. For more information, contact Sheila Fitzgerald, grants and special programs director, 850-981-2016.

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