by Flora-Bama
July 13, 2018 - (OBA®) - The Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, and Oyster Bar has been working over the past two years on designs and improvements to its properties that will provide for better ingress/egress of traffic, more parking spaces, and a newly designed crosswalk.
The Flora-Bama has worked closely with FDOT, ALDOT, ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL, and the CITY OF ORANGE BEACH on much needed roadway improvements that will reduce traffic congestion, improve safety, and provide a new crosswalk.
The Flora-Bama has put an extensive amount of work into a Master Plan that is complementary to the Perdido Key Master Plan and has worked closely with Escambia County, FL to increase parking, reduce traffic backups, and improve safety.
Improvements that have been planned, will start in 2018 and be completed by the spring of 2019 by Flora-Bama/FDOT/ALDOT/ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL include:
• Re-Striping of the roadway to provide turn lanes into the Flora-Bama properties,
• Increased signage related to pedestrian crossing ahead. New Al side has been installed.
• Reduced access points into/out of the Flora-Bama properties
• New Crosswalk
• 2nd Crosswalk at caution light has been removed to limit pedestrian crossings to one location
• Increased parking of over 150 spaces at Flora-Bama
• Improved and increased lighting on the roadway
• Increased presence of crossing guards/deputies to direct traffic at peak times.
The Flora-Bama and our area are continuing to see an increased amount of vehicular traffic and we will remain proactive on any solutions to traffic and safety concerns that we can affect.
Perdido Key and Orange Beach continue to see an increased amount of vehicular traffic as more visitors discover the unique beauty of the area. As one of the largest employers in the area and the anchor for the arts and music culture of the Gulf Coast, The Flora-Bama recognizes our responsibility to be a harmonious part of the neighborhood, and we again take this obligation seriously.
The Flora-Bama would like to thank FDOT, ALDOT, ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL, and THE CITY OF ORANGE BEACH for their tireless efforts over the past two years working on these solutions at the Flora-Bama and all of the other improvements they have made in our area.