Heading To Pensacola Beach? Parking Lot Improvements Begin

May 14, 2018

Construction of intersection improvements within the Casino Beach Parking Lot is scheduled to begin Monday on Pensacola Beach.

The improvements will allow motorists to enter the main parking area from the parking lot in front of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Substation, and provide enhanced signage and pavement markings for guidance. The construction is anticipated to last three weeks. However, no construction will occur during the Memorial Day weekend, Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28.

The parking lot will function in a circular configuration in order to improve traffic movements within the lot.

Visitors will be able to access both Casino Beach parking lots during construction, but intermittent lane closures will be in effect.

Drivers are asked to exercise caution in the area while the work is completed.


6 Responses to “Heading To Pensacola Beach? Parking Lot Improvements Begin”

  1. Martha Mallett on July 1st, 2018 5:23 pm

    At taxpayer expense the county is experimenting with traffic flow during peak summer season. Saturday Jun 23 the drive from traffic light at Bayfront Parkway to toll plaza at Pensacola Beach took exactly 1 hour. Not a happy ride for out of town visitors plus one local. Once toll was paid traffic slogged along at snail’s pace blocking our right turn onto Ft Pickens road towards home. Was 5:30-6 pm congestion due to Saturday condo turnover and check in? Alternative cause could have have been rerouting of all traffic into Casino Beach Parking lot at Sidelines with left turn entry eliminated off Ft Pickens Road. Since I live in Sabine and Casino Beach Bar and Grill is a favorite spot I’m delighted the new plan allows me to turn right into parking lot off Ft. Pickens Rd at sheriff’s substation. They take up a lot of room!!!! Maybe sheriff’s dept. could park some cars at Island Authority building and walk over or create some type of shuttle? The price of the new ferry from town will deter most native families from using water entry to the beach. Gulf Breeze cannot be happy about the congestion beach traffic causes but they have resisted any kind of flyover option. The new bridge will not solve congestion in Gulf Breeze or on the beach. Think on these things, Escambia County, and try not to confuse summer tourists with road construction. Please.

  2. Barbara Richards on May 14th, 2018 9:13 pm


  3. AD on May 14th, 2018 7:53 pm

    Three weeks? Considering they never get a single project done in the scheduled time, I assume this will stretch until Independence Day.

  4. Leslie on May 14th, 2018 9:52 am

    There’s also a concert on the beach over the weekend. Great time to start “improvements” when it’s beginning of busy beach time.

  5. New to Century on May 14th, 2018 9:39 am

    As the mayor of the Town of Century says, “We can’t pay for stupid!” And that is exactly what is being paid for here. The folks that scheduled this must be new to the job.

  6. Craig on May 14th, 2018 8:17 am

    Brilliant………. right at the beginning of summer.

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