These Are This Week’s Road Construction Problem Spots

August 23, 2020

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 observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend, there will be no lane closures on state roads from 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 to 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. These lane closure restrictions include both construction and maintenance activities. 

Escambia County:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement- Bridge construction may require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Sunday, Aug 23:
    • Intermittent east and westbound lane closures on U.S. 98 from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.
    • Intermittent lane closures on 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 Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90)– Drivers traveling Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 Overpass and U.S. 29 traffic between I-10 and Nine and Half Mile Road may experience alternating lane shifts or closures as crews continue drainage and pavement operations.
  • ·     U.S. 29 Resurfacing from south of Muscogee Road (County Road (C.R.) 184) to Atmore Highway (State Road (S.R.) 97)- Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane restrictions as crews continue construction activities at various locations.
  • ·     Mobile Highway (U.S. 90) Intersection Improvements at New Warrington Road
    (S.R. 295) –
    Construction activities continue. Drivers can expect lane closures between 9:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Santa Rosa County:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement- Bridge construction may require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Sunday, Aug 23:
    • Intermittent east and westbound lane closures on U.S. 98 from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.
    • Intermittent lane closures on North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge).
  • ·       S.R. 87 Resurfacing from Clear Creek to S.R. 4- Drivers can expect intermittent daytime lane closures along the 14-mile corridor through fall 2020 as crews perform paving operations.
  • ·       S.R. 89 Pavement Coring Operations from North of S.R. 87N to South of C.R. 178 – Motorists will encounter daytime lane closures Monday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 28 as crews perform asphalt coring operations.
  • ·       U.S. 90 Pavement Marking Operations from Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281) to the Okaloosa County Line- Motorists can expect minor delays Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Thursday, Aug. 27 as slow-moving vehicles are used to perform pavement marking operations.
  • ·       U.S. 98 Utility Operations from Whispering Pines Boulevard to Palo Alto – The eastbound, outside lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 through Thursday, Aug. 27 as utility crews upgrade distribution lines.

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

Comments

One Response to “These Are This Week’s Road Construction Problem Spots”

  1. SBG on August 23rd, 2020 5:34 am

    Construction barrels were put up in front of the Walmart on Hwy 29 several weeks ago, and yet I’ve not seen one single person working on it. There are businesses on the West side of Hwy 29 that cannot be accessed by anyone going North. You either have to get off Hwy 29 at 9 mile road, do a complete circle back onto Hwy 29 South bound in order to get to those businesses(Don’t get me started on the change they’ve made to the traffic light to go south from 9 Mile Road to Hwy 29-no turn on red), or you have to turn at the dry cleaners(not sure of the name of that road)go to the end of that road and turn right onto another road(again not sure of the name)which brings you down to Home Depot on 9 mile, at which point, you have to turn on 9 mile rd, go back the way you came, down Hwy 29 just to get to the place you could’ve already been at had there been a way to turn from the north bound lanes, but NO, they have barrels blocking you from doing so. South bound traffic has an open cut through lane to get to Walmart, but nothing for the businesses across the street. It’s one thing if progress is being made, but I am literally there every day, and not once since they blocked everything off with those barrels weeks ago, has there been one single person out there working. NOT ONE!! Something needs to be done asap. Businesses are losing money because of a bunch of useless orange barrels.





Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) NorthEscambia.com reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.