Highway 29 Cantonment To Molino Repaving Begins Wednesday; New Traffic Signal And Upgrades

June 8, 2019

Work begins next Wednesday to resurface Highway 29 from just south of Muscogee Road in Cantonment to Highway 97 in Molino.

Improvements in the almost $8.8 million transportation project will include:

  • A new traffic signal will be added at Highway 29 and Molino Road, along with a new northbound and southbound turn lanes on Highway 29 and turn lanes in both directions on Molino Road. The median crossover at the Dollar General Store will be closed.
  • At Barrineau Park Road, new northbound and southbound turn lanes will be added on Highway 29.
  • New Highway 29 northbound and southbound turn lanes will be added into the Florida Division of Forestry (fire tower)
  • A new southbound right turn lane will be added at Booth Lake Road.
  • At Quintette Road, new turn lanes will be added on Highway 29 in both directions. There will not be a traffic signal installed.
  • At the Highway 29 and Muscogee/Becks Lake Road, the turning radius will be improved on all four corners and the signal will be reconstructed.
  • The railroad crossing signals on Highway 29 just south of Muscogee Road will be replaced.
  • Miscellaneous modifications, pedestrian feature upgrades, guardrails, new signage and pavement markings.

Motorists will encounter intermittent lane restrictions during construction.  The project is anticipated to be complete summer 2020.

Pictured: Eight miles of Highway 29 resurfacing an upgrades will include a new traffic signal at Molino Road. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Comments

17 Responses to “Highway 29 Cantonment To Molino Repaving Begins Wednesday; New Traffic Signal And Upgrades”

  1. Ricky on June 12th, 2019 9:27 am

    I’m of the opinion that we plan to never find fish any of the road projects here. Why would we not pool all resources and finish 9 mile rd as fast as we could to alleviate the traffic. Then do 29, then Pine Forest, then repave 29. They are building a bridge three miles long, over water, in half the time it is taking to widen a road that was already in place that was three miles long. Tell me that makes sense. I’m starting to believe that there is a little bit of cronyism going on here in the county. I only ever see two paving co.panies doing the work. Maybe Roads inc, and Panhandle ought to hire some people and get this stuff done and the county needs to start putting a closer deadline on things.

  2. Charlie on June 11th, 2019 8:10 am

    Just what we need…ANOTHER red light!

    Do they really think the idiots who don’t stop for a stop sign and cause major accidents will stop for a red light? FFS!!!

  3. Honest John on June 9th, 2019 7:42 am

    Tabby,
    Not sure what repaving Hwy 29 has to do with your family heritage. I’m not looking forward to the red light at Molino Rd, but it will help school buses, log trucks, etc.
    Everyone that moves to the Molino area are not Yankees nor yuppies . However, you are doing the right thing by moving. Enjoy Jay.

  4. ensley boy on June 8th, 2019 5:57 pm

    Pine Forest 3 lanes from Detroit to 9 mile????????????? Did they not know the folks traveling south on pine forest in the morning will be traveling north in the afternoon. Same amount of cars with one less lane to travel in. WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE THEY THINKING?????????????

  5. Tabby on June 8th, 2019 5:10 pm

    Sorry, not gonna be a negative Nancy, but I’ll be a negative Tabby. You folks call it progress, whatever. My husband’s family moved up here from 800 acres on the south side of Saufley Field. They didn’t even have street numbers or cable until 1990. Cue the influx of people, so they moved. Being a lifelong Molino resident, I always thought it would remain country. Now, the property in my family since 1929 is for sale. You people have come here and now want to change what brought you here. Molino will be like Ensley in 10 years. Jay, Fl. here we come. They aren’t gonna put up with Yankees and yuppies over there.

  6. NOT HAPPY on June 8th, 2019 4:46 pm

    Why can’t they finish a road before starting another road. In front of Home Depot has been messed up for 2 years now. The Commissioner needs to go to Foley for instruction on how to repave a road. It takes them less than a week to pave Hwy 59. We work over there and we see how fast they get the work done. They also keeps their grass cut. It’s a shame for people come out of state to the beach and see the tall grass on the main road (Pensacola Blvd). It might get cut twice a year.

    It like they are doing all of these on purpose. Get all of the main road messed up so if anything happen in Pensacola we can’t get out. I think we need to get new road department employer, whose not afraid to work.

    I’m glad we take the back roads to Foley everyday.

  7. Barb on June 8th, 2019 4:40 pm

    I sure wish they would put into the plans to add an overpass over the Highway 29 railroad crossing just south of Muscogee Road. This is an evacuation route and is all too often being blocked by trains. Dangerous situation considering the number of residents in this area is only growing.

  8. Tee bug on June 8th, 2019 12:32 pm

    So many Negative Nancy’s just be glad we are getting the improvements

  9. CW on June 8th, 2019 12:14 pm

    Heading north on 29, there needs to be a right turn lane onto W Quintette Rd. It’s right in that curve, and I see people nearly get rear ended by fast moving traffic frequently.

  10. Ekg on June 8th, 2019 10:42 am

    It takes less than an hour to get to Mobile……now it will take longer to get to P’cola from Cantonment…..lol

  11. Northend resident on June 8th, 2019 10:02 am

    Oh my, can’t we just be happy that progress is being made and another section of awful pavement us getting replaced? Yay for progress and repairs!

  12. Rashes Jackson on June 8th, 2019 8:46 am

    So glad I am near retirement. I drive 29 to work everyday. I can get from my house to work in 30 min. At one time I could travel the 24 miles in just under 30 min. But with the added lights and now more lights coming, I fear the drive will soon be 40 min. Or more. It amazes me how people move to the country then complain when they have to wait at a stop sign to get on a highway. A light will not eliminate the wait it will only empeded the flow of traffic on the major highway.
    I would assume with the added lights the speed will soon be reduced as well.
    HAPPY MOTORING!!

  13. Ekg on June 8th, 2019 8:19 am

    As long as it is taking to finish nine mile and hwy 29 to 9 mile rd, we will have even more slow moving now going home to Cantonment area…..hopefully I’m alive when it is all finished.

  14. joy bryant on June 8th, 2019 6:21 am

    2 red lights within 1 mile of each other AND STILL NO SIGN AT 97A stopping left hand turns on red going south at Tom Thumb AND closing the left hand turn (driving north) into Dollar Genera the ONLY store up here! we get into Dollar General going north HOW???

  15. Williwonka on June 8th, 2019 5:09 am

    This will literally be a nightmare on US 29. Completion date–”mid 2020.” Bet that will never happen.

  16. Another Old Guy on June 8th, 2019 4:07 am

    Progress however slight being made in the forward direction? Too bad a light won’t go up at 196. We’ve seen several terrible accidents and more “almost” happen right there. Almost weekly! New turn lanes off 29 won’t stop cars crossing 29 from getting t-boned by north or south running drivers. Most doing near 80 in that area.

  17. Kat on June 8th, 2019 12:46 am

    Should’ve known that hwy 29 would be started the same time that they are working on Muscogee rd.. ..it sucks that all the construction is being done at almost the same time.. bad enough that 9 mile is a mess and slow as can be.. Pine Forest backs up big time now near 9 mile… not leaving us a lot of options to get out of our area..





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