The purpose of the proposed Gulf Coast Parkway is to improve mobility by increasing the regional transportation network, increase security of the Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), enhance economic development in Bay and Gulf Counties, and improve emergency evacuation of Gulf and Bay Counties.
The Gulf Coast Parkway would provide what is essentially a missing link in the regional transportation network and would:
- Stimulate economies within the region
- Enhance regional mobility and hurricane evacuation
- Increase Tyndall Air Force Base security
- Relieve traffic congestion