|District 1 Residents are not happy about a proposal to add a 25' High Overpass to 9-Mile Road in Beulah to help the egress of NFCU employees in the afternoons after shift change.....NOT HAPPY.....Here is what they are saying....|
I have received numerous emails, phone calls, and I have even been stopped in public this weekend over the potential overpass that is being considered for District 1 on 9-Mile Road. The email inbox has blown up!!---and residents are NOT HAPPY about this being Ram-Rodded through! here are some snippets of what I am hearing....
"I am primarily concerned about the noise level and unsightly 25’ high ramp that will be visible from our quiet gated community. [Hurlbert Field built a similar flyover.] This works well for traffic flow, it gives them a great view of the neighborhood, however, they had more acreage to work with.] The recently constructed sound wall on Nine Mile will be worthless. As this may assist Navy Federal Employees, this will not help with traffic getting on to I-10. This will eventually have a negative effect on our quiet community and property values." -Beulah Resident, District 1 Constituent
"This seems to be a total run round of the residents of Nature Trail and other sub divisions in the area" Beulah Resident, District 1 Constituent
"We are primarily concerned about the noise level and unsightly 25’ high ramp that will be visible from our quiet gated community. [Hurlburt Field, AFB,
built a similar flyover, which
works well for traffic flow; however, they had more roadway acreage to work
with]. The recently constructed FDOT sound wall on Nine Mile will be
worthless. The flyover may assist Navy Federal Employees to access/exit their
property but will in no way ease traffic attempting to gain entry to Interstate
10 (I-10), a route widely used by many. The flyover will eventually have
a negative effect on our quiet community..."Beulah Resident, District 1 Constituent Ft. Walton, FL
"While I empathize with the daily commute issues of employees at Navy Federal Credit Union, I fail to understand why the residents of the Greater Beulah area should be permanently penalized just so that NFCU workers can exit their parking lots in 30 minutes or less - only to sit bumper to bumper eastbound as traffic backs up at the lights on Nine Mile Road at I-10, Pine Forest, and Hwy 29.
I realize that the area is growing and desperately needs infrastructure improvements BUT I am unequivocally opposed to a $70 Million dollar, 25-foot high overpass less than 100 feet outside my neighborhood..." Beulah Resident, District 1 Constituent