New I-10 To Highway 29 Exit Ramp To Open, New Traffic Signal

March 10, 2018

A new I-10 exit ramp onto Highway 29 is opening this weekend, and a new traffic signal will be activated.

I-10 westbound drivers destined for Highway 29 North (Cantonment exit) Highway 29 south (Pensacola exit) will begin using the new Exit 10 on Sunday A new Highway  29 traffic signal, located at the bottom of the exit ramp, will manage traffic exiting I-10 in addition to Highway 29 north and southbound traffic.

There will be alternating lane closures on I-10, Highway  29 and associated ramps from 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m.  as crews prepare the exit ramp for traffic.

The current I-10 Exit 10A, will be permanently closed.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.


11 Responses to “New I-10 To Highway 29 Exit Ramp To Open, New Traffic Signal”

  1. Charlie on March 12th, 2018 9:24 am

    So…Are they going to keep the merge lanes to 29 from I-10? I thought the point of the redlight was to alleviate the issue of idiots merging from I-10? From the look of the markings on the new lanes at the light, there was a right turn and a left turn lane. So why keep the merge lanes if they have a right turn lane at the light? Did they change that to 2 left turns only?

    What a great way to waste more money….although, something needed to be done with the southbound exit because all the idiots in this town have no idea what a yield sign is for. I have had countless people almost run into me from failing to yield when exiting southbound on 29.

  2. Suzie B. on March 11th, 2018 2:12 pm

    I agree with all the comments about the blind traffic light when you’re heading north on Hwy 29. I’m in a regular 4 dr. sedan and cannot see it until I’m almost on it. I realized this when the light first went up a while back and it’s been flashing yellow. You don’t see the yellow until it’s almost too late. Even taller pickups, delivery trucks and SUVs are too tall to see it if it’s red and for semis, it will be too late. I don’t think even putting a horizontal light there will help much. There is something similar on Pine Forest heading south but at least you can see the light in enough time to stop. It’s further from the overpass. How many critical accidents will have to happen before they “fix” it?

  3. Agree on March 11th, 2018 5:33 am


    We know that new light is there and dangerous.

    We’ll stop for it cause we know its coming up,,,,, but not the 3rd or fourth car behind us because they can’t see the light because its blocked by the i-10 westbound bridge.

    Good place for a Papantonio/Levin sign for the wrecks about to happen and us tax payers footing the litigation bill.

  4. Resident on March 10th, 2018 7:00 pm

    Probably the same idiots who designed the I-110 N Airport exit where you have to wait at a light at Brent before exiting at Airport. Same thing when entering I-110 from Airport. There is plenty of room to merge after the Brent exit northbound and before the Brent exit southbound but FDOT thinks we’re too stupid. Either that or they like the extra tax they get from the gasoline consumption while waiting at lights. Wonder if the I-10 E exit to 29 southbound is still going to be a thru- way instead of a stop. Someone several years passed thought it’d be a good idea to reduce 29S to 2 lanes at I-10 in order to let exiters from the 10E to 29 a lane to themselves so they don’t have to stop. Probably a councilman or county commissioner ….

  5. anne 1of2 on March 10th, 2018 6:23 pm

    I’ll just stay on Chemstrand a little longer then cross over to Hwy 29.

  6. Jason Williams on March 10th, 2018 5:54 pm

    So who can we contact to file a complaint about the irresponsible placement of that traffic light?

  7. Howie on March 10th, 2018 2:07 pm

    I didn’t see this light until I was coming from under the overpass. Sometimes it may be too late to stop. BAM. Accidents of many at this intersection soon. Thanks to the idiot Civil Engineers of FL DOT.

    There is enough traffic backup in this area already. Added the light and more stalled traffic. Which also there will be an increase in accidents, because drivers are busy doing something else and not paying attention.

    I will avoid this area and the businesses along the way.

  8. Denny on March 10th, 2018 1:14 pm

    I agree with Eric. And why not have a southbound exit and avoid a light altogether?

  9. nod on March 10th, 2018 1:08 pm

    another unnecessary traffic light that will just hold up more traffic. there was nothing wrong with the old exit except you had to pay a litte attention to your driving. than you whoever’s great idea this was.

  10. Grandmother on March 10th, 2018 11:42 am

    Eric is right. You cannot see the traffic light until you are under the overpass. The FL DOT should be held responsible for the accidents that will happen.

  11. Eric on March 10th, 2018 10:46 am

    What genius came up with the location of that traffic light. There’s going to be wrecks galore at that location because when traveling north, you can’t see the light until you are under the bridge. HORRIBLE location and HORRIBLE design plan for this. Why would they think that putting a light barely 30 feet (guess) from an overpass was a good idea. It’s an accident waiting to happen. Stupid decision, IMO.

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