What to expect this week due to road construction: NorthEscambia.com


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Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following national highways in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews complete construction and maintenance activities.

Due to the Independence Day holiday weekend, there will be no lane closures or other activities that impede traffic on major national roads until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 5.

Escambia County:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement (US 98) – Eastbound US 98 drivers will experience right lane closures on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday July 6 through Friday July 9, for have the teams paint the barrier wall on the bridge.
  • Construction of the 17th Avenue Interchange – 17th Avenue northbound is accessible to traffic exiting the bridge. Access to the Pensacola Visitor Center and boat launch is available from 17th Avenue northbound. Left turns are temporarily prohibited from 14th Avenue at Bayfront Parkway in an easterly direction. Instead, these drivers should head south on Ninth Avenue, then east on Chase Street, and continue eastbound to Bayfront Parkway and the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
  • North Ninth Avenue (State Road (SR) 289) Carpenters Creek Bridge Replacement – All traffic lanes are temporarily relocated to the north side of the bridge while crews work to replace the southern portion of the structure.
  • Brief, intermittent lane closures are expected to continue through the end of the year as crews mobilize materials and equipment.
  • Pile driving operations are underway and will take place during the day. Nearby residents and owners of commercial buildings may experience noise and vibrations.
  • US 29 South from Muscogee Road (County Road (CR) 184) to Atmore Hwy (SR 97) – Motorists will experience intermittent lane closures from Tuesday July 6 through Thursday July 8 within the project boundaries for tracing operations and signage work.
  • West Cervantes Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project (US 90) – Drivers will encounter lane closures inside West Cervantes Street between North Pace Boulevard and J Street to carry out roadworks medians improvement. The speed limit on West Cervantes Street between Dominguez Street and A Street has been permanently reduced to 30 mph.
  • US 29 Widening of Interstate 10 (I-10) to Nine Mile Road (US 90) – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures and lane changes on US 29 between I- 10 and Nine and Half Mile Road and on Nine Mile Road to the US 29 Viaduct from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 6 through Thursday, July 8, while crews complete paving operations.
  • Nine Mile Road (US 90) Widening Pine Forest (SR 297) to US 29 – Drivers can expect intermittent eastbound and westbound traffic changes as crews complete paving operations.
  • US 90 (Nine Mile Road) Widening of Beulah Road to SR 297 (Pine Forest Road) – Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and I-10 is expected to be opened to four lanes of traffic the week of Monday, July 5. From a.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, motorists can expect intermittent lane closures between Beulah Road and Eleven Mile Creek to allow crews to complete paving operations.
  • Improvements at the Sorrento Road intersection (SR 292) at the point of innerarity (CR 292A) –
  • There will be intermittent lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Tuesday, July 6 to Thursday, July 8 as crews restore and install temporary asphalt for the construction of a low-profile barrier wall.

Santa Rosa County:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement (US 98) – Eastbound US 98 drivers will encounter right lane closures on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday July 6 through Friday July 9, for have the teams paint the barrier wall on the bridge.
  • US Widening 98 Bayshore Road to Portside Drive – Crews continue relocating utilities, clearing, excavating, improving drainage and constructing the pond. There is no impact on traffic at the moment.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

In the photo: Construction of a road on Highway 29. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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