The recently completed Mid-Bay Bridge Connector is a new, 11 mile, controlled access toll highway that connects the north end of the Mid-Bay Bridge with SR 85 immediately north of Niceville. Interchanges at SR 85, SR285, Range Road and SR 20 allow easy access from Interstate 10 to Niceville, Destin, Miramar Beach, and communities East of Niceville along SR 20. The New Connector provides considerably shorter travel times by avoiding 14 traffic signals along the previous route through Niceville on SR 20. Additionally, the hurricane evacuation route from all of south Okaloosa County has been significantly improved.
The Mid-Bay Bridge Connector is a toll road that utilizes “all electronic open-road tolling” that allows customers to pay tolls without slowing down or stopping. Tolls are collected with SunPass transponders or by using a new TOLL-BY-PLATE program being implemented state wide by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. For more information on these toll collection programs, please go to the Toll Info tab.