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  • FDOT-Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory

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    January 06, 2023
     
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    Florida Department of Transportation
    RON DESANTIS
    GOVERNOR
    1074 Highway 90
    Chipley, FL 32428
    JARED W. PERDUE, P.E.
    SECRETARY
     
     
      For Immediate Release Contact: Kohen Johns Brannon
      January 6, 2023 Kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us       
      (888) 638-0250 ext. 1661
     
     
    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:
    • Interstate 10 (I-10) Escambia County Welcome Center – The front parking lot is temporarily closed as crews work to resurface the pavement. The other parking areas remain open. Temporary sidewalk modifications are also in place while work is underway.
    • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement  Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, Jan. 8 through Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to perform miscellaneous construction activities on the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
    • Pace Boulevard from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and sidewalk closures on Pace Boulevard and side streets between Barrancas Avenue and North Palafox Street (U.S. 29) Sunday, Jan. 8 through Thursday, Jan. 12 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The work will allow crews to perform paving operations as well as sidewalk and curb improvements. Pedestrians will be detoured to the signalized intersections to access the sidewalks on the other side of Pace Boulevard.
    • East Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90A) 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) from Brent Lane (State Road (S.R.) 296) to North of I-10 – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures Sunday, Jan. 8 through Thursday, Jan. 12 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews pave the roadway.
    • Lillian Highway (S.R. 298), 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 may encounter intermittent lane closures from U.S. 98 and Blue Angel Parkway, Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 13 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for drainage improvements and erosion control operations.
    • Sorrento Road Resurfacing from the Theo Baars Bridge to Bauer Road – Drivers may encounter intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures and lane shifts at the Sorrento Road and Bauer Road intersection as crews install drainage pipe.
    • Navy Boulevard (S.R. 295) from north of the Bayou Grande Bridge to Gulf Beach Highway/Barrancas Avenue (S.R. 292) – Drivers may encounter intermittent alternating lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night as crews place construction signage near the roadway.
    • S.R. 97 Routine Utility Maintenance Just North of Abromovich Lane – Motorists will encounter intermittent daytime lane closures Monday, Jan. 9 through Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for routine utility maintenance.
    • S.R. 99 Routine Maintenance NEAR Beulah Road - Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures Tuesday, Jan. 10 starting at 9 a.m. for drainage operations.
    Santa Rosa County:
    • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, Jan. 8 through Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to perform miscellaneous construction activities on the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
    • 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, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 13, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for stormwater drainage improvements and paving operations. 
      • Settlers Colony Boulevard will remain closed to complete necessary drainage improvements. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will access Settlers Colony Boulevard via Venetian Way and Coronado Drive. Detour signs will be in place. Residents may experience noise, vibrations, and dust during daytime hours as part of this drainage improvement effort.
    • S.R. 87 North Routine Utility Maintenance South of Bayberry Street – Motorists will encounter intermittent daytime southbound outside lane closures Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to access cables in a manhole.
     
    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.comfollow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl and Instagram @myfdot_nwfl,  or like us on Facebook at MyFDOTNWFL

     


     

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