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  • FDOT - Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory - 03/17/2023

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    March 17, 2023
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    Florida Department of Transportation
    1074 Highway 90
    Chipley, FL 32428
    For Immediate Release Contact:  Kohen Johns Brannon
    March 17, 2023 (888) 638-0250, ext.1661| kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us       
    Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory
    Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.
    Escambia County:
    • East Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90A) Roadway Improvements from Chemstrand Road to East of Baldridge Drive – The bicycle lanes are temporarily closed to allow crews to widen the turn lanes and construct new five-foot bicycle lanes. In addition, the speed limit on this section of East Nine Mile Road has been reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph as vehicles and bicycles will share the roadway. The closure and speed limit reduction will be in place until the project is complete next summer.
    • Pensacola Boulevard (U.S. 29) Resurfacing from Brent Lane (State Road (S.R.) 296) to North of I-10 – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures Sunday, March 19 through Thursday, March 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews pave the roadway.
    • Lillian Highway (S.R. 298) Resurfacing from North of U.S. 98 to East of Fairfield Drive (S.R. 727) and Lillian Highway at Blue Angel Parkway (S.R. 173) – Drivers will encounter nighttime lane closures on Lillian Highway, between U.S. 98 and Blue Angel Parkway, Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Crews will be performing drainage and shoulder widening work.
    • Navy Boulevard (S.R. 295) Resurfacing from North of the Bayou Grande Bridge to Gulf Beach Highway/Barrancas Avenue (S.R. 292) Drivers will encounter outside lane closures on Navy Boulevard southbound, from Barrancas Avenue to the Bayou Grande Bridge, Friday, March 17 through Friday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crews will be working on curb, gutters, and sidewalks.
    • Pace Boulevard (State Road (S.R.) 292) Resurfacing from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue: The $4.2 million construction project to mill and resurface Barrancas Avenue from the Bayou Chico Bridge to Pace Boulevard, and Pace Boulevard from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue in Escambia County has been completed.
    • S.R. 291 (North Davis Highway) Routine Utility Maintenance near Royce Street – Motorists may encounter intermittent lane closures Monday, March 20 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. for routine utility maintenance.
    • S.R. 297 (Pine Forest Road) Routine Utility Maintenance at Ransley Station Boulevard – Motorists may encounter intermittent southbound turn lane closures Tuesday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility maintenance.
    • S.R. 29 (North Davis Highway) Routine Utility Maintenance at Copter Road – Motorists may encounter intermittent northbound turn lane closures Thursday, March 23 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for utility maintenance.
    Santa Rosa County:
    • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, March 19 through Saturday, March 25 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Crews will be performing miscellaneous paving operations and working on the bridge's wrong way detection system.
    • U.S. 90 Bridge Replacement over Simpson River – Construction crews have temporarily shifted eastbound traffic to the westbound bridge over Simpson River. The shift is expected to be in place through March 2023. During this time, there will be two westbound lanes and one eastbound travel lane using the westbound bridge. Due to the traffic shift, there will not be dedicated bike lanes on the bridge. Drivers are urged to use extra caution as they will be temporarily sharing the bridge with cyclists. Drivers are also reminded that the speed limit is 35 mph through the work zone.
    • U.S. 98 Widening from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive – Motorists will encounter the following traffic impacts:
      • Median and turn-lane closures from Bayshore Road to Tiger Point Drive.
      • Intermittent lane closures and additional median closures between S.R. 281 and Bayshore Road Sunday, March 19, through Friday, March 24, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for stormwater drainage improvements and paving operations.
    • U.S. 90 Routine Utility Maintenance at Campbell Lane – Motorists may encounter intermittent lane closures Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for routine utility maintenance.
    All activities are weather-dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
    For more information visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl and Instagram @myfdot_nwfl,  or like us on Facebook at MyFDOTNWFL