This Week’s Traffic Delays

February 10, 2019

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads and state projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

  • ·         U.S. 98 (Chase Street) Resurfacing from North Palafox Street to State Road (S.R.) 196 (Bayfront Parkway)- Weather permitting paving operations from I-110 to Bayfront Parkway will continue the week of Sunday, Feb. 10.  Lane closures will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
  • ·         Nine Mile Road (S.R. 10/U.S. 90A) Widening from Pine Forest Road to U.S. 29 – All lanes of Nine Mile Road between Pine Forest Road and the entrance to Walmart will shift northward at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. The shift will enable workers to construct new eastbound lanes. The dedicated bike lanes will be closed throughout the shift area. Bicyclists and motorist will share the travel way. The shift will remain in effect for several months until traffic is shifted onto the new lanes.
  • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – Lane closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 17:
    • U.S. 98 east and westbound from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to just east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.
    • North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge).
  • U.S. 29 Widening from Interstate 10 (I-10) to U.S. 90A (Nine Mile Road) – The following traffic impacts will occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday, Feb. 10 to Saturday, Feb. 16.
    • Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 Overpass: Alternating traffic shifts will direct all traffic onto the westbound or eastbound lanes as crews continue construction of the new northbound bridge deck. Nine Mile Road lane restrictions are Sunday through Friday.
    • U.S. 29 between I-10 and 9 1/2 Mile Road: Drainage and paving operations continue. Drivers can expect alternating lane closures Monday through Saturday.
  • S.R. 727 (Fairfield Drive) from South of Usher Circle to North of Hestia Place- The northbound lane on Fairfield Drive from South of Usher Circle to North of Hestia Place will be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. from Sunday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 24 as crews remove the existing asphalt to prepare for roadway widening.
  • U.S. 98 (Lillian Highway) Resurfacing from the Perdido Bay Bridge to Dog Track Road– Drivers may encounter lane restrictions from the Perdido Bay Bridge to Dog Track Road as crews complete paving operations on the project. Lane closures will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. until Sunday, Feb. 10.
  • U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) and County Road 99 (Beulah Road) Intersection - A new traffic signal on U.S. 90 (Mobile Highway) at Beulah Road will become operational Tuesday, Feb. 12 at approximately 10 a.m. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when approaching the intersection.
  • Crary Road Bridge Replacement over Pritchett Mill Creek- Crary Road is closed between Tedder Road and Byrneville Road as crews construct a bridge culvert.  Motorists will be detoured via C.R. 4 and Byrneville Road. The project is anticipated to be complete spring 2019.
  • Bratt Road Bridge Replacement over Canoe Creek - Bratt Road will continue to be closed near Canoe Creek. Drivers on Bratt Road, west of the bridge, will be detoured to Pine Barren Road and C.R. 4.  Drivers east of the bridge will be detoured east on Bratt Road.  The project is anticipated to be complete summer 2019.
  • Hanks Road Bridge Replacement over Breastworks Creek - Construction activities have begun. The roadway will be temporarily closed during construction.  Drivers on Hanks Road, west of the bridge, will be detoured to County Road (C.R.) 99 and C.R. 4.  Drivers east of the bridge will utilize Pine Barren Road.

Santa Rosa County:

  • S.R. 87 Pavement Markings Replacement- Traffic on S.R. 87 will encounter alternating and intermittent minor delays at the following locations from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday until Thursday, April 25 as crews remove and replace pavement markings in the roadway. Law enforcement will be on site to direct traffic:
    • U.S 90 to Nicholas Lake Road
    • U.S. 98 to Vonnie Tolbert Road
  • I-10 from Black Water Bay to East of S.R. 87 (Exit 31)-Traffic may encounter alternating and intermittent lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, from Sunday, Feb. 10 to Thursday, March 28 as crews remove and replace pavement markings. Law enforcement will be on site to assist with traffic control.
  • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – Lane closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 17:
    • U.S. 98 east and westbound from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to just east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.
    • North 17th Avenue in Pensacola, between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge).
  • Escambia Bay Bridge to Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281/Exit 22) The following construction related traffic impacts are planned for Interstate 10 and Avalon Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the week of Sunday, Feb. 10:
    • Drivers may encounter alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard, near the I-10 interchange, Monday through Thursday evenings, as crews perform construction activities.
    • Alternating lane closures on I-10, from the Escambia Bay Bridge to east of S.R. 281, Sunday, Feb. 10 through Friday, Feb. 15 as crews work to widen the roadway.
    • Drivers will encounter new traffic pattern(s) on I-10 east and westbound as crews reconstruct the inside and outside shoulders. This work will continue through spring 2019.
  • U.S. 98 Safety Improvements at Constitution Drive and Navarre School Road- There will be intermittent eastbound lane closures near Thresher Drive from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday as crews construct a right turn lane.
    • Drainage work is underway at Newport Street and Thresher Drive.
    • Construction activities continue from Sunrise Drive to east of Cotton Bay Lane. Lane Closures will be in effect Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. as crews performconcrete operations in the median.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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