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Chance Powell's Leadership Illuminates Walton County Public Works Department


In the heart of Walton County, nestled amidst the vibrant community of Seagrove, a beacon of safety and innovation shines bright at the intersection of 30A and Somerset Bridge Rd.




This illumination isn't merely a product of advanced technology; it's a testament to the proactive leadership and unwavering dedication of Chance Powell, County Engineer at the Walton County Public Works Department.


Maggie Burns' recent post celebrating the installation of a flashing pedestrian crosswalk light serves as a poignant reminder of the tangible impact of Powell's efforts.



For too long, residents in the Somerset Bridge neighborhoods voiced concerns about the safety of this bustling intersection, where a Tom Thumb convenience store and a public beach access point converge.


Their requests for improved safety measures, including a flashing pedestrian crosswalk light, were met with decisive action from Powell and his team.


The introduction of the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crosswalk light couldn't have come at a better time, coinciding with the onset of Spring Break. Burns' observations of the immediate impact speak volumes: drivers now approach the crosswalk with heightened caution, stopping well in advance and mitigating the risk of potentially dangerous collisions.


This tangible difference in traffic speeds is a testament to the effectiveness of Powell's innovative safety measure.But Powell's leadership extends far beyond the installation of a single crosswalk light.


His proactive approach to addressing community concerns and his commitment to enhancing public safety have made him an indispensable asset to Walton County.


Under his guidance, the Public Works Department has embraced a culture of responsiveness and accountability, prioritizing the well-being of residents above all else.


The collaboration between Powell and residents like Maggie Burns exemplifies the power of community engagement and the positive outcomes it can yield.


By listening to the voices of constituents and swiftly implementing solutions, Powell has demonstrated his dedication to serving the needs of his community and ensuring a safer, more vibrant environment for all.


As we celebrate the success of the flashing pedestrian crosswalk light at 30A and Somerset Bridge Rd, let us also recognize and commend Chance Powell for his exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to public service.


His vision, dedication, and proactive approach have illuminated the path toward a brighter, safer future for Walton County.


In closing, let us extend our heartfelt gratitude to Chance Powell and the entire Walton County Public Works Department for their tireless efforts and for turning community concerns into concrete solutions.


May their example inspire us all to be vigilant stewards of safety and advocates for positive change in our own neighborhoods.



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