County Talks West Kingsfield Road Improvements, Realignment With Beulah Road

August 18, 2018

Escambia County is exploring options to improving West Kingsfield Road and possibly realign it with Beulah Road.

In 2017, an in-house safety study was performed for West Kingsfield Road from Highway 97 west to Beulah Road.

In the past two years, there have been more than $178,000 in roadway, drainage and signage improvements completed by the county in the area. Options are being explored to improve upon current areas with 90-degree curves. Those options would realign Kingsfield with a terminus further north on Beulah Road, likely near the entrance of the Escambia County Landfill.

Intermediate plans callĀ  for the entire road to be resurfaced and restriped using about $1 million in Local Option Sales Tax money, once approved. Otherwise, the road is currently set for resurfacing in 2027-2028.

During the time period of January 2011 to December 2016, there were 18 reported traffic crashes on West Kingsfield. Of those, 12 were vehicles that ran off the road, four were vehicles that were side-swiped and one was head-on.

The commission will continue discussion on Kingsfield Road in the future. no plans have been finalized.

Pictured: This graphic depicts a possible route for realigning Kingsfield Road with Beulah Road to avoid several 90-degree curves. graphic.


One Response to “County Talks West Kingsfield Road Improvements, Realignment With Beulah Road”

  1. My2Cents on August 20th, 2018 11:02 am

    I’m sure it will take about 10 years to make it happen. Everything happens slowly when roads are involved.

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