County secures funds for Panther Creek bridge

Published 11:29 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2009

By By Kerry Whipple Bean

Federal forestry funds will pay for a new bridge over Panther Creek, county engineer Bill Bridges told commissioners Monday.
Panther Creek is on the eastern end of Escambia County, Bridges said. The project will amount to about $500,000, and bids should be let in the next few weeks.
Commissioner Raymond Wiggins said residents in the area will appreciate the attention to the new bridge. He thanked Bridges for his work to secure federal funding, which will not require a local match.
In other business Monday:
In 2007, the county and Poarch agreed that the commission would vacate a portion of County Road 14, upon completion of a road to be built by PCI.
Wiggins said tabling the discussion will allow the county to talk to all of the people who live in White Tail Lane about the possible speed limit.