FDOT: Weekly Traffic Alerts

May 31, 2016

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:

  • U.S. 29 – Intermittent and alternating lane closures within the town of Century and from Champion Drive north continue.
  • Interstate 10 (I-10)/U.S. 29 Interchange Improvements – The U.S. 29 south to I-10 eastbound ramp will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews place barrier wall. Traffic will be detoured south to make a U-turn at Diamond Dairy Road. In addition, the U.S. 29 north to I-10 westbound ramp will be closed during this time. Traffic will be detoured north to make a U-turn at Broad Street.
  • I-10 Widening – Intermittent and alternating lane closures on I-10, near U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway/Exit 17), from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. the week of Tuesday, May 31 as crews perform bridge work.
  • Dupont Road- DuPont Road between Bayou Boulevard and Gonnell Drive will be closed to traffic Wednesday, May 25 through Wednesday, June 1.  The temporary road closures will allow crews to make drainage improvements.  Detour signs and variable message boards are in place to direct traffic.  The drainage work is part of the Bayou Boulevard resurfacing project from Baisden Road to U.S. 90.

Santa Rosa County:

  • I-10 WideningAlternating lane closures on I-10, between the Escambia Bay Bridge and S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard/Exit 22), from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 as crews continue widening work. In addition, alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard near the I-10 interchange for bridge work.
  • State Road (S.R.) 87 Widening – The speed limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph between the Eglin Air Base boundary and the south end of the Yellow River Bridge beginning Tuesday, May 31.
  • I-10 Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Rest Area – Crews will continue resurfacing entry/exit ramps of rest areas on Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 10.   Lane closures will be in effect 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Only one rest area in each county will be closed during paving operations. Variable message boards and the I-10 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) will be used to alert drivers of the temporary closure.  No work will take place during the Memorial Day holiday period.
  • S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard)- Intermittent lane closures and mobile operations from U.S. 98 to the toll bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, May 31 and continuing for approximately one month as crews perform striping operations. There will be no work performed Friday through Sunday.
  • S.R. 87 and S.R. 89 from S.R. 4 to the Alabama line – Intermittent and alternating lane closures and mobile operations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 31 and continuing for approximately one month Monday through Saturday as crews perform striping operations.
  • U.S. 98 – Crews will perform striping operations and install raised pavement markers (RPMs) from the Pensacola Bay Bridge to Central Parkway (approximately nine miles) Sunday through Thursday nights through Thursday, June 30. Motorists may encounter minor traffic delays from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  No work will take place during the Memorial Day holiday period.
  • S.R. 399 over U.S. 98 – Overnight repairs to the S.R. 399 southbound overpass over U.S. 98 will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. throughout the project. U.S. 98 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Shoreline Drive to just east of S.R. 399 to allow westbound U.S. 98 traffic to be diverted to eastbound U.S. 98. Westbound U.S. 98 access to S.R. 399 will be closed. An on-site detour will direct traffic to turn left on Daniel Street, left on Shoreline Drive and then right on eastbound U.S. 98 to access S.R. 399 via the at grade on ramp.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling in a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.


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