When Will Nine Mile Road Construction Be Done? FDOT Offers Some Hints

May 18, 2020

Sometime it seems like the road construction on Nine Mile Road will never get finished. Now, the Florida Department of Transportation is offering some hints when major segments will be completed.

FDOT says the Nine Mile Road from Highway 29 to Pine Forest Road will be completed in the fall, and the segment from Pine Forest Road to Beulah Road should be done by mid-2021.

Currently, crews are working in both areas on roadway construction and sidewalks, and they are making drainage improvements.

But there’s a disclaimer.

“Weather and unforeseen issues may affect the construction schedule and completion dates of the project,” FDOT said.

Pictured: Construction on Nine Mile Road just west of Highway 29, as seen from the Highway 29 overpass. Photo for NorthEscambia.com


28 Responses to “When Will Nine Mile Road Construction Be Done? FDOT Offers Some Hints”

  1. BRING IT ON on May 20th, 2020 5:08 am

    The hwy 29 and 9 mile Rd overpass started construction before they started the 3 mile bridge construction. Check how much is complete on both. I say the company doing the 9 mile Rd project should get their mail sent to them on 9 mile Rd since they have apparently homesteaded it. This whole project they’re doing is already obsolete. My hats off to our planners, you’re still running in reverse.

  2. Wise Years on May 19th, 2020 12:12 pm

    Which Commission candidates get donations from Roads Inc, and are in the planning commission that includes S.R.County as well? Local officials do have input.

  3. Carrie Condon on May 19th, 2020 9:48 am

    Just like every other road construction project in Escambia county… Never!….

  4. America on May 19th, 2020 9:47 am

    All you experts ought to start a road construction company. Find people willing to work the hours, in the heat or cold, days, nights (or whenever the whining public thinks you ought to work), apply for the necessary permits, make the permit modifications when things change, coordinate with the utilities, the local businesses, the county, the state, and the public. Make sure the people you hire want to work both days and nights, and they have someone to watch their children when everything is closed or shutdown.

    All those saying they ought to get the contractor who works on HWY 29 to do 9-Mile…..Guess what, it is the same company. Move the crews from 29 to 9-Mile and you will whine about Hwy 29.

  5. StraightShooter white on May 19th, 2020 7:26 am

    They need to hire the bridge contractor for the new 3 mile bridge.
    They have removed one side of the 3 mile bridge, built a new 5 lane wide bridge, over water. They started 6-17 and had one new span open 9-19 and will be complete with the project mid 021.

  6. Freedom on May 18th, 2020 8:04 pm

    These crews are not just paving a road, they are laying infrastructure to last you the next 50 or more years, including: internet, power, water, electricity, sewage, storm water.

  7. Rasheed Jackson on May 18th, 2020 6:26 pm

    @ sam
    I feel the same way!
    @ C Davis
    I thought I was the only one that noticed that
    @ aam and just saying
    Your hired!!! Time to get this project done and in the books.
    I had a lot more to say but it has already been said.

  8. ma on May 18th, 2020 6:25 pm

    Agree with @ matt:
    None of these projects will EVER get done

  9. Rasheed Jackson on May 18th, 2020 6:24 pm

    @ sam
    I feel the same way!
    @ C Davis
    I thought I was the only one that noticed that
    @ aam and just saying
    Your hired!!! Time to get this project done and in the books.
    I had a lot to say but it has already been said.

  10. Remember When You Vote on May 18th, 2020 4:55 pm

    From FDOT. So much for early 2019. Only 2.5 years behind schedule that will mostly likely be 4 years behind. Fire them and hire the Disney crews that are out of work. The Disney roads are legit!

    Project Schedule: Summer 2016 – Early 2019
    Affected Area: Escambia County

    Segments 6 & 7: Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road
    FIN: 218605-6-52-01
    FIN: 218605-7-52-01
    Construction to start: mid-9/16

    Segment 3: Pine Forest Road to U.S. 29
    FIN: : 218605-3-52-01
    Construction starts: 9/16

  11. Alan on May 18th, 2020 3:26 pm

    @Sam, it does appear that way. I am reminded of the 2-3 year Avalon Road project that took 6 years.

    @Question Mark, yes. I was a small child. I am now retired.

  12. RCPar on May 18th, 2020 3:20 pm

    Why do we accept such poor performance from incompetent people who are supposed to work for the betterment of citizens. It’s past time time that we hold elected officials to a higher standard. Contact your elected state officials and let them know how you feel. Call your state representatives and tell them this is not acceptable, and they are the ones responsible for the FDOT ’s poor performance. Remember this an election year!

  13. AAA on May 18th, 2020 2:12 pm

    They hardly ever work & when they do work its small crews & not much to show far. This is 2020 not 1920!! We have the means & technology to build anything in record time. The North end of hwy 29 just had some work start which isn’t completed yet but they paved MILES of the hwy in less than a week. Those people need to be working on Nine Mile Road..

  14. Andy M on May 18th, 2020 1:28 pm

    Business are going up faster than the road leading up to them is being laid down.

  15. just sayin on May 18th, 2020 1:26 pm

    Hire the crews who build the dollar generals.

  16. Jim on May 18th, 2020 1:03 pm

    I work at navy fed and I haven’t seen anyone working on this road in at least 2 months.

  17. Richard on May 18th, 2020 12:31 pm

    The improvements will be obsolete when it is finished. This is common with FDOT all over Florida. Usually another phase of construction is necessary because the original is obsolete before completion.

  18. Hugh Jardon on May 18th, 2020 11:58 am

    If this is an FDOT contract it ABSOLUTELY DOES have a penalty for not finishing on time.The total price of the project dictates the amount of liquidated damages assessed per day over the scheduled completion date. Many FDOT contracts also have early completion incentives.

  19. C Lorimor on May 18th, 2020 11:39 am

    If they would finish one section at a time seems more reasonable to me; but not Escambia County!! Rome was built faster than these people can accomplish!

  20. C Davis on May 18th, 2020 11:20 am

    Things would move a lot quicker if they actually worked on the road. We travel down Nine Mile Road almost everyday and there are days in there that you see nobody working, not just when the weather is bad. I agree with other comments there is absolutely no reason that it should take this long to get a road completed. If this was up north it would have been finished a long time ago. How about its state make them get their butts to work.

  21. mat on May 18th, 2020 11:07 am

    question mark,
    This all started about 450 years ago.

  22. Imagine That on May 18th, 2020 10:54 am


    A LOT of states put incentives and penalties in their contracts…Florida obviously does not. 9 mile should have been done in a year at most.

  23. Imagine That on May 18th, 2020 10:52 am

    The worse construction group ever. Super slow, no incentives in the contract to finish early and no penalties to finish late…cash cow for Roads, Inc.

  24. Joel on May 18th, 2020 10:50 am

    Why do they wait until there is a major congestion problem or after there has been a major development like navy Federal? Can’t we do a little planing?

  25. question mark on May 18th, 2020 9:40 am

    Anybody remember when all this started?

  26. ensley boy on May 18th, 2020 9:32 am

    I remember when 29 south of w street and the I110 improvement work was done. Both projects were a huge pain in the rear for drivers but when completed made travel less congestive and worth all the issues that came with the construction. Hang in there, it won”t last forever even though it may seem like it.

  27. aam on May 18th, 2020 8:38 am

    Maybe if they put some crews on there of over 15 people it could get done. I have never seen such a lack of work going on before. I bet if the State would bid with a timeline with severe penalties things would go a lot quicker.

  28. sam on May 18th, 2020 7:08 am

    NEVER! it will Never be done.

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