Here Are This Week’s Road Work Slow Spots

June 24, 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.

In preparation for the Independence Day Holiday weekend, there will be no lane closures or other activities which impede traffic on state roads beginning at 9 a.m. CST Wednesday, July 3 and ending at 12:01 a.m. CST Monday, July 8.

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, June 23 through Saturday, June 29.
    • 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 southbound bridge. 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- Drivers may encounter traffic and noise disruptions near the Gulf Breeze bridge approach from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Monday, June 24 as crews place asphalt for the new eastbound U.S. 98 travel lanes from the bridge to Hampton Inn.  Flaggers will be on site to direct vehicles in and out of the three impacted driveways. Bridge construction will require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 23 through Sunday, June 30:
    • 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.) 727 (Fairfield Drive) from South of Usher Circle to North of Hestia Place- Traffic on Fairfield Drive from south of Usher Circle to north of Hestia Place was shifted from its current alignment to the west Tuesday, June 18 to allow crews to complete the installation of the box culvert under the roadway. The north entrance to Usher Circle will also be temporarily closed to traffic during the drainage operation. Residents will utilize the south entrance of Usher Circle. The temporary lane shift and road closure is anticipated to take place for approximately three weeks.
  • S.R. 291 (Davis Highway) at Fairfield Drive- Motorists will encounter northbound lane restrictions between Fairfield Drive and the I-110 interchange from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26 as crews perform drainage repairs.
  • S.R. 289 (9th Avenue) at Texar Drive- The southbound, outside lane of Ninth Avenue in Pensacola will be closed at Texar Drive from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 as crews perform maintenance activities.
  • U.S. 29 Utility Operations between 9 1/2 Road and Ten Mile Road- There will be intermittent northbound lane restrictions from 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 to 4 a.m. Thursday, June 27 as crews perform utility maintenance work.
  • 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, continue. 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- Drivers may encounter traffic and noise disruptions near the Gulf Breeze bridge approach from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Monday, June 24 as crews place asphalt for the new eastbound U.S. 98 travel lanes from the bridge to Hampton Inn.  Flaggers will be on site to direct vehicles in and out of the three impacted driveways. Bridge construction will require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 23 through Sunday, June 30:
    • 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 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the week of Sunday, June 23:
    • Drivers may encounter alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard, near the I-10 interchange, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday as crews perform construction activities.
    • Alternating lane closures on I-10, from the Escambia Bay Bridge to east of Avalon Boulevard (Exit 22), from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday as crews work to place final striping, rumble strips, and to finish work list items.
  • I-10 over Blackwater Bay Routine Bridge Maintenance- Drivers will encounter alternating east and westbound lane restrictions on I-10 over Blackwater Bay from 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23 to 4 a.m. Monday, June 24 as crews perform routine maintenance.
  • I-10 over Garcon Point Road Routine Bridge Maintenance- Drivers will encounter alternating east and westbound lane restrictions on I-10 over Garcon Point Road, about five miles west of S.R. 87, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.
  • S.R. 87 Pavement Markings Replacement- Traffic will encounter alternating and intermittent minor delays at the following locations from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday, to 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
  • S.R. 87 Multilane from Eglin AFB boundary to Hickory Hammock Road– All north and southbound travel lanes, between Hickory Hammock Road and two miles south of the Yellow River are now open and the speed limit is now 65 mph. Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures as crews complete construction activities and the speed limit is reduced to 45 mph through the active work zones.
  • U.S. 98 Safety Improvements at Constitution Drive and Navarre School Road- Drivers may encounter intermittent lane closures as crews complete striping operations.  Work will take place at night during off peak hours.

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

Comments

2 Responses to “Here Are This Week’s Road Work Slow Spots”

  1. Whereisallthemoneygone on August 6th, 2019 4:48 pm

    Where has all the billions of dollars in taxes, fees , bp money , federal grants etc gone? Mini Baltimore without the rats and less guns but equally shocking evidence of trillions spent … us 29 is a lawsuit worthy of rico investigation

  2. Fred on June 24th, 2019 5:02 am

    One of the great overlooked features of our area is the great static display of road equipment on 9 Mile Road between US29 and Pine Forest Road. Great pains were taken to create the illusion of an actual construction site, including its real and gritty reality. Visitors get a real panoramic view of the road pieces there on display as they slowly move along at .5 mph, being able to get a detailed view of the equipment , including millions of authentic roadblock barrels. One treat of the display is on Tuesdays when they do a 30 minute demonstration of the equipment , as they reposition it. You can actually see the big machines move a bit. Don’t miss the roller coaster effect of the lane changes and asphalt patches in front of the Lowe’s. It is a definite must see for the entire family! You’d better hurry, though, because this exhibit will only be here until 2035, when they have to move it to Chicago.





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