Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Trouble Spots

May 13, 2019

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

Escambia County:

  • 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. Sunday, May 5 through Saturday, May 11.
    • U.S. 29 Bridge over Nine Mile Road: A new U.S. 29 traffic pattern will be implemented for the bridge over Nine Mile Road during the week of May 5. Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, northbound traffic will shift onto the newly-constructed northbound bridge. Southbound traffic will shift onto the center portion of the new bridge later in the week, after crews realign the barrier wall and restripe the roadway.
    • 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.
  • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Bridge- Bridge construction will require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, May 5 through Sunday, May 12:
    • 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).
  • State Road (S.R.) 289 (Ninth Avenue) over I-10 Routine Bridge Maintenance- Drivers will encounter alternating and intermittent, north and southbound lane restrictions on S.R. 289 over I-10, half a mile north of S.R. 742, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.
  • Lane Closures for Fiesta 5K and 10K Runs- Drivers will encounter lane closures at the following locations in Pensacola from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 for the Fiesta 5K and 10K runs:
    • S.R. 750 (Airport Boulevard) eastbound from 9th Avenue to 12th Avenue
    • U.S. 90 (Cervantes Street) westbound from 12th Avenue to Palafox Street
  • I-10 over Escambia Bay Routine Bridge Maintenance- Motorists will encounter intermittent eastbound lane restrictions on I-10 over Escambia Bay from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 8 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.
  • U.S. 90 Bridge Maintenance over Eleven Mile Creek- Eastbound traffic will be restricted to one lane over Eleven Mile Creek from 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 to 4 a.m. Thursday, May 9 as crews replace joint, repair the deck surface, and clean the bridge.
  • County Road (C.R.) 168 Bridge Replacement over Unnamed Branch- Activities associated with the bridge replacement project on C.R. 168 over Unnamed Branch, Northwest of Century, are underway. The project is anticipated to be complete late 2019.
  • Crary Road Bridge Replacement over Pritchett Mill Creek- Crary Road is closed between Tedder Road and Byrneville Road as crews continue to construct a bridge culvert.  Motorists will be detoured via C.R. 4 and Byrneville Road. The project is anticipated to be complete summer 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 continue. The roadway will be temporarily closed during construction. Drivers on Hanks Road, west of the bridge, will be detoured to C.R. 99 and C.R. 4.  Drivers east of the bridge will utilize Pine Barren Road.

Santa Rosa County:

  • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Bridge- Bridge construction will require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, May 5 through Sunday, May 12:
    • 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).
  • I-10 Widening from the Escambia Bay Bridge to Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281/Exit 22) The following construction related traffic impacts are planned for I-10 and Avalon Boulevard the week of Sunday, May 5 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.:
    • Drivers may encounter intermittent east and westbound lane closures on I-10, between Escambia Bay Bridge and just east of Avalon Boulevard (Exit 22) as crews place the final layer of asphalt. I-10 may be reduced to a single travel lane between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. At all other times, at least two travel lanes will remain open.
    • The I-10 westbound off-ramp will be closed the night of Thursday, May 9 as crews place the final friction course layer of asphalt.
    • Drivers may encounter alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard, near the I-10 interchange, Monday through Thursday, as crews perform construction activities.
  • S.R. 87 over Coldwater Creek Routine Bridge Inspection- Traffic on S.R. 87 will be reduced to one lane over Coldwater Creek, eight miles south of S.R. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 as crews perform a routine bridge inspection.
  • U.S. 90 Turn Lane Construction at Spencerfield Road- Motorists will encounter eastbound lane restrictions on U.S. 90 in Pace, just west of Spencerfield Road, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 as crews construct a right turn lane for a new commercial business.
  • 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. Sundays through Friday, until Thursday, July 30 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
  • U.S. 98 Safety Improvements at Constitution Drive and Navarre School Road- The westbound, left turn lane at Sunrise Drive is open to traffic. Improvements at Navarre School Road and drainage improvements at Thresher Drive and Newport Street are complete. Crews will soon place the final layer of asphalt and striping, perform general project clean up, and place sod.

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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