Cold Weather Focuses Highway 29 Cantonment Work On Drainage, Not Asphalt

January 9, 2018

Weather is an important factor in placing asphalt. With temperatures below 45 degrees in the area, crews have focused on drainage improvements along Highway 29 in Cantonment.

Crews are placing concrete drainage pipe across Tree Street at the International Paper (pictured above). Only closing one side of the roadway at a time, team members cut the asphalt, remove roadway base materials and place the cross drain. Workers then compact soil around the cross drain to maintain the structure’s integrity and hold it in place.

Further south near Tate Road, crew members continue to install new concrete drainage and grade ditches on the east side of the roadway. This work is taking place off of the travel lanes and not impacting traffic.

The $5.25 million Highway 29 resurfacing project from Nine Mile Road to Muscogee Road is slated for completion in the spring.

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3 Responses to “Cold Weather Focuses Highway 29 Cantonment Work On Drainage, Not Asphalt”

  1. Manita J Samuel on January 9th, 2018 11:07 pm

    I live between 10 mike and west Robert road and I’m praying this is improving the flooding that we have on our property. We’ve lived here for over 40 years now and been bothered with flooding. We called the state and they blame the county, we’ve called the county and they blame the state. So I hope this will be a improvement for us. Just waiting to see.

  2. Grandma on January 9th, 2018 7:27 pm

    I have concerns about the Muscogee Road work near Beulah Rd, that has traffic detoured for 90 days now! What is the hold up on completion?

  3. Carolyn Bramblett on January 9th, 2018 8:44 am

    It is a shocking amount of work that has gone on all over Escambia County in the last couple of months but it is the best run that projects have ever been. Whoever is overseeing all of this has done an amazing job.

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