PANAMA CITY BEACH — Panama City Beach is rolling back prices on roadway improvements slated to be completed at the same time a new Walmart is being constructed at Powell Adams Road.
Commissioners last week heard updates on prices associated with the city’s portion of improvements, and bids were more than $200,000 less than estimates.
Work on the new Walmart location is scheduled to begin this week. There are three others in Bay County, and work on another location on 23rd Street is under way.
While contractors work on the new Panama City Beach store, they also will complete the first of what likely will be two phases of improvements to Powell Adams Road that eventually will stretch from Back Beach to Front Beach roads, Mayor Gayle Oberst said.
Improvements include making the road four lanes, installing utility lines underground, landscaping and the addition of stoplights at Back Beach and Powell Adams roads, as well as at the entrance to the store, located across from Target. The roadway improvements will include about half of the half-mile road.
Walmart is paying for the improvements upfront, and the city will pay the retailer for its portion. Walmart selected DBS
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