FDOT: Weekly Traffic Alerts

October 2, 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

·                  State Road (S.R.) 196 (Bayfront Parkway) Festival Road Closure from Tarragona Street to 9th Avenue- Bayfront Parkway will be closed from Tarragona Street to 9th Avenue from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 for the Pensacola Seafood Festival. Drivers are reminded to obey the posted detour route.

·                  S.R.10A (Nine Mile Road) at Stephani Road Utility Relocation-The east and westbound turn lanes from Nine Mile Road to northbound Stefani Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday, Oct. 6 as ECUA performs utility relocation work associated with the Nine Mile Road widening project.

·                  Interstate 10 (I-10)/U.S. 29 Interchange Improvements Phase I – Drivers will encounter the following traffic impacts on I-10 and U.S. 29 near the interchange (Exits 10A and 10B) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 4 as crews perform construction activities.

·         Alternating lane closures east and westbound I-10 and north and southbound U.S. 29.

·         Intermittent closure of the U.S. 29 south to I-10 eastbound ramp and the U.S. 29 north to I-10 eastbound ramp. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. 29 to access I-10 eastbound.

·         Intermittent closure of the I-10 westbound to U.S. 29 south ramp (Exit 10A). Traffic will be detoured to Exit 10B.

·         Alternating lane closures on the I-10 westbound to U.S. 29 north ramp (Exit 10B).

·                     I-10 Widening from Davis Highway to the Escambia Bay Bridge-Driver will encounter alternating east and westbound lane closures between Davis Highway (Exit 13) and Scenic Highway (Exit 17), from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 4 as crews perform construction activities.  There will be intermittent and alternating westbound lane restrictions during daytime hours as crews pave shoulders and install new lighting.

·                  U.S. 29 Widening from I-10 to Nine Mile Road- Drivers traveling U.S. 29 and Nine Mile Road will encounter traffic pattern changes from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews perform drainage and bridge operations as follows:

·         Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 overpass: Nightly eastbound traffic shift onto the westbound inside travel lane continue as crews prepare the area for construction of the support column for the new center bridge deck.

·         U.S. 29 between I-10 and 9 1/2 Mile Road: Drivers may experience alternating lane closures as crews perform drainage operations.

·                  S.R. 742 (Creighton Road) Construction Improvement Project from east of Davis Highway to Scenic Highway– Sidewalk construction and Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades are ongoing.  There will be intermittent and alternating lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. between Davis Highway and Scenic Highway.

·                  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.

·                  Nine Mile Road (S.R. 10/U.S. 90A) Widening from Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road – The inside lanes of Nine Mile Road east and westbound will be closed for approximately one-half-mile on either side of the I-10 overpass beginning Monday, Oct. 2. Crews will be removing curb and gutter and placing asphalt in the median. Drivers can expect the lane closures to remain in place for about two weeks. Once complete, the outside travel lanes will close and traffic will shift to the inside as crews work to lower the elevation of the outside travel lanes beneath the overpass. The outside lanes will remain closed until all work is complete

·         Pine Cone Drive near Nine Mile Road will be reduced to one lane from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 as crews relocate utilities. Traffic flaggers will be on site to safely direct drivers through the work zone.

·         Eight Mile Creek Road near Nine Mile Road will be reduced to one lane from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5 as crews relocate utilities.

·         U.S. 98 (S.R. 30) Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – Alternating east and westbound lane closures on Bayfront Parkway between 14th Avenue and the bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 8 as crews remove curb, sidewalks, and medians and place roadway base material. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, westbound lane will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Santa Rosa County

·                  I-10 Widening from Escambia Bay Bridge to Avalon Boulevard (Exit 22) – Widening efforts on I-10 and reconstruction of the Avalon Boulevard overpass continues.   Alternating I-10 lane closures will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 4.  Drivers can also expect lane restrictions on Avalon Boulevard, near the I-10 interchange.

·                     S.R. 87 Multilane from Eglin AFB Boundary to Hickory Hammock RoadAlternating lane closures as traffic will be shifted from the existing S.R. 87 to newly constructed travel lanes approximately two-miles south of the Yellow River from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 to 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

·         Traffic between County Road 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) and the Eglin AFB boundary will remain restricted to loads less than 11-feet wide through when the project is completed in late 2018.

·                  U.S. 90 Corridor Management Project from Fifth Avenue to Chavers Street- Construction activities are scheduled to begin on U.S. 90 at Chavers Street in Milton the week of October 2.  This work is part of the safety improvement project that will add turn lanes, modify median openings, and improve drainage at designated locations between Fifth Avenue in Pace and Chavers Street in Milton.   Lane closures will only be allowed from 8:30 p.m.to 5:30 a.m.

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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