FDOT: Weekly Traffic Alerts

June 5, 2017

Drivers will encounter traffic variations on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

Escambia County:

·         U.S. 98 Road Closure between A Street and Tarragona Street for Festivities- U.S. 98 will be closed between A Street and Tarragona Street from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, June 2 for the Pen Air Grand Fiesta Parade.  Law enforcement assist with traffic control.

·         Interstate 10 (I-10)/U.S. 29 Interchange Improvements Phase I- Drivers will encounter the following traffic impacts on I-10 near the U.S. 29 interchange (Exits 10A and 10B)  from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 4 through Thursday, June 8 as crews perform paving and shoulder work.

o   Alternating lane closures on I-10 eastbound.

o   The U.S. 29 north to I-10 westbound ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured north to make a U-turn at Broad Street to access I-10 westbound.

o   The U.S. 29 south to I-10 eastbound ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured south to make a U-turn at Diamond Dairy Road to access I-10 eastbound.

·         S.R. 30 (U.S. 98) Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – The U.S. 98 westbound, right lane will be closed on either side of the 17th Avenue intersection from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 10.  Tuesday, June 9 the lane restriction will take place from11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Crews will be constructing a vehicle refuge area so that damaged or disabled vehicles may be removed from the Pensacola Bay Bridge.

·         N Palafox Street (U.S. 29) Underground Utility Work from Lurton Street to Hickory Street- Southbound lane closure from 8 p.m. Monday, June 5 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 as crews test and make repairs to manholes.

·         I-10 Widening from Davis Highway (S.R. 291) to the Escambia Bay Bridge- Alternating lane closures on Scenic Highway (U.S. 90), between Whisper Way and Northpointe Parkway, from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8 as crews perform paving work.

·         County Road 4 Routine Bridge Inspection over Canoe Creek- Alternating lane restrictions, Tuesday, June 6 to 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. as crews perform a routine bridge inspection.

·         Nine Mile Road (from Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road) Widening – Salt Grass Drive will be closed from 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8 as crews relocate utilities.

·            Creighton Road (State Road (S.R.) 742) Construction Improvement Project from east of Davis Highway to Scenic Highway – Intermittent and alternating lane closures between 9th Avenue and Scenic Highway from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. continues as crews perform sidewalk repairs and Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades.

·            I-10 over Pine Forest (S.R. 297) Routine Maintenance- Westbound, right lane closed at Pine Forest Road from 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 8 as crews make repairs to roadway.

·            Road Ranger Service Patrol on the Pensacola Bay Bridge – Service patrol vehicles will be stationed on each of the bridges between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekends and major holidays. At other times, at least one unit will be on-call and available to respond within 30 minutes.  Road Ranger assistance on the Pensacola Bay Bridge will be available by dialing the Florida Highway Patrol at *FHP (*347).

·            U.S. 29 (S.R. 95) Widening from I-10 to Nine Mile Road- Alternating lane closures continue from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on U.S. 29 between I-10 and 9 1/2 Mile Road and on Nine Mile Road near the U.S. 29/ Nine Mile Road overpass as crews perform drainage and bridge operations.

·         Nine Mile Road (S.R. 10/U.S. 90A) Widening from Pine Forest Road to U.S. 29- Alternating lane closures continue on Untreiner Avenue as crews perform jack and bore operations.

Santa Rosa County

·         I-10 Widening from Escambia Bay Bridge to Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281) – Alternating lane closures on I-10 from the Escambia Bay Bridge to just east of S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard/Exit 22) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 4 through Thursday, June 8 as crews continue widening work. In addition, alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard near the I-10 interchange during this time as crews reconstruct the Avalon Boulevard overpass.

· I-10 Resurfacing from east of S.R. 87 to the Okaloosa County Line- Intermittent and alternating closures between the S.R. 87 interchange (Exit 31) and the Okaloosa County line from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 4 through Thursday, June 8 as crews perform paving operations.   Motorists are reminded the speed limit is reduced to 60 MPH within the lane closure.

· I-10 over S.R. 87 Routine Bridge Maintenance- East and westbound lane restrictions from 8 p.m. Monday, May 22 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 23 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance. 

· S.R. 87 Multilane from Eglin AFT Boundary to Hickory Hammock Road-(County Road 184) -Traffic between County Road 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) and the Eglin AFB boundary is restricted to loads under 11-feet wide. The restriction will be in place through the completion of the project.

Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through the construction zone, and to pay attention for workers and equipment entering and exiting the work area.  All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

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