FDOT: Weekly Traffic Alerts

June 18, 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:

·         Mobile Highway (U.S. 90) Turn Lane Construction at Woodside Road- Construction of a westbound, left turn lane on Mobile Highway to Woodside Road.  There will be no lane closures within the school zone Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Work is anticipated to be complete fall 2017.

·         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 18 through Thursday, June 22 as crews perform paving, guardrail, and shoulder work.

·         Alternating lane closures on I-10 eastbound.

·         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.

·         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.

·         Arthur Brown Road (County Road (C.R.) 99A) Bridge Replacement over Boggy Creek- Activities will begin the week of Monday, June 19.  The new bridge will consist of 11-foot travel lanes, six-foot shoulders, and a solid concrete barrier railing.  Traffic will be diverted to a temporary onsite road and bridge.  Construction is estimated to take eight months.

·         I-10 Widening from Davis Highway (State Road (S.R.) 291) to the Escambia Bay Bridge- Drivers will encounter the following traffic impacts from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 as crews paint barrier wall and perform paving work.

·         Intermittent east and westbound lane closures between Davis Highway (Exit 13) and the approach to Escambia Bay Bridge.

·         Alternating lane closures on Scenic Highway (U.S. 90) between Whisper Way and Northpointe Parkway.

·         Creighton 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.  The following changes in traffic patterns will take place on Creighton Road and 9th Avenue the week of June 19, and will remain in effect through multiple phases of the project.

·         Creighton Road- The westbound, outside lane will be closed from east of the 9th Avenue intersection to the traffic signal at the entrance to Walmart.

·         9th Avenue- The southbound right-turn lane will be combined with the outside through lane at the intersection.

·         Creighton Road- The eastbound, inside lane will become a left-turn/through lane and the current bi-directional/dedicated left-turn lane will be closed.

·           Road Ranger Service Patrol on the Pensacola Bay Bridge- Service patrol vehicles are 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 is on-call and available to respond within 30 minutes.  Road Ranger assistance on the Pensacola Bay Bridge is 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- Jack and bore operations continue on Untreiner Avenue.  Drivers can expect alternating lane closures.

·         U.S. 29 North of Archer Road- Northbound drivers are reminded to use caution from 8 p.m. Friday, June 23 to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 24 as the Florida Highway Patrol performs activities in the area.

·            U.S. 98 (S.R. 30) Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement- Test pile driving for the new bridge is underway.  While there are no direct traffic impacts, persons nearby may detect noise and the possibility of vibration.  Pile driving work is scheduled during daytime hours, seven-days-a-week.

Santa Rosa County

·         I-10 Widening from Escambia Bay Bridge to Avalon Boulevard- 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 18 through Thursday, June 22 as crews continue widening work.  In addition, alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard near the I-10 interchange 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 18 through Thursday, June 22 as crews complete construction activities on the project.

·         Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281) Bridge Maintenance over Indian Bayou- North and southbound right lane closed over Indian Bayou, approximately one mile south of I-10, from 8 p.m. Monday, June 19 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 20 for routine bridge maintenance.

·        I-10 Resurfacing from east of County Road 189 (Holt/ Exit 45) to west of Yellow River- Intermittent east and westbound lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 as crews mill and pave eastbound shoulder and other construction activities.

·        S.R. 4 Routine Bridge Maintenance over West Coldwater Creek- Alternating lane restrictions, 3.3 miles east of S.R. 89, from 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 22 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.

·         U.S. 98 (S.R. 30) Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement- Intermittent east and westbound, right lane closure on the Gulf Breeze approaches to the bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24 as crews demolish existing curb, clear and grub in state owned right-of-way, and place temporary pavement.  Test pile driving for the new bridge us underway.  While there are no direct traffic impacts, persons nearby may detect noise and the possibility of vibration.  Pile driving work is scheduled during daytime hours, seven-days-a-week.

·         S.R. 87 Multilane from Eglin AFT Boundary to Hickory Hammock Road-(C.R. 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.

Pictured: Bridge construction to widen Nine Mile Road across Eleven Mile Creek. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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