Tyndall Air Force Base turn lane/acceleration lane additions

Project Summary

Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), in Bay County, Florida, is on the verge of rebuilding and rebirth after experiencing devastation at the hands of Hurricane Michael in 2018.

Situated 12 miles east of Panama City, Florida, Tyndall AFB serves as a home to the 325th Fighter Wing, the 1st Air Force, the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group and the 601st Air Operations Center and hosts F-22 Raptor training.

For Tyndall AFB, recovering from Hurricane Michael is about more than replacing buildings and infrastructure. It’s about turning disaster into progress and transforming the base into a facility driven by sustainability, resilience and cutting-edge technology.

The rebuilding effort requires the support of new turn lanes and acceleration lanes for the limited-use entry-controlled facilities along U.S. 98 through Tyndall Air Force Base. Hanson, as a subconsultant to David Taylor Construction, Inc. for this design-build project, provided the roadway design plans, signing and pavement marking plans and signalization plans, as well as drainage design and permitting efforts. The project, which provides turn lanes and acceleration lanes along U.S. 98 to improve ingress and egress for the base, are being designed to Florida Department of Transportation standards.