Rolling Roadblocks This Weekend On I-10, Highway 29 For Plant Crist Natural Gas Conversion Prep

December 10, 2020

Rolling roadblocks are planned for Saturday and Sunday on I-10 and Highway 29 as Gulf Power readies for the conversion of Plant Crist to natural gas by pulling transmission wire across I-10 both days.

Gulf Power will be pulling transmission wire across I-10 both days.

The operation will occur on I-10 between the I-110 interchange and the Pine Forest Road exit. Local law enforcement will be leading the rolling road blocks, which will be conducted on I-10, I-110 and Highway 29.

Gulf Power received permission to conduct the wire pull project from the Florida Department of Transportation. The rolling roadblocks will start around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 and will occur several times until noon or early afternoon. More are scheduled early Sunday morning. Between each operation, traffic will be allowed to resume normal flow.

“Completing this transmission line wire pull is another step in the process of providing cleaner energy and greater reliability to our customers as we work to modernize Plant Crist. We are performing this work on a weekend to avoid as much disruption to vehicle flow as possible,” said Mike Spoor, vice president of power delivery for Gulf Power. “We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate travelers’ patience.”

The new transmission wire conductor is required to handle the increased capacity that is part of the Plant Crist modernization project; once complete, the increased capacity will deliver greater reliability to all customers. Gulf Power is converting Plant Crist to run 100% on natural gas.

The project previously included the installation of a natural gas pipeline from near Century through Molino and Cantonment  to Plant Crist.


4 Responses to “Rolling Roadblocks This Weekend On I-10, Highway 29 For Plant Crist Natural Gas Conversion Prep”

  1. Some Guy on December 11th, 2020 1:39 pm

    @MR REALITY. You do realize the Gulf Power that built the scrubber tower has been purchased by Nextera, right? Two separate entities. When Nextera bought Gulf Power, the first thing they did was start plans to get rid of coal. Gulf Power was in a pretty bad way debt wise. Nextera took that over. And, yes, it was an EPA/DEP mandate. Nextera operates completely different than Gulf Power/Southern Corp did. May wanna look into the facts before you cut that feller off at the knees.

  2. MR REALITY on December 10th, 2020 12:42 pm

    Hey Capt Obvious Real Reality….WHY DIDNT THEY SWITCH OVER THEN AND GET AWAY FROM COAL…..HUMMMMMMM…Becasue they were ALSO in the coal bidness….DUH……..WAKE UP AND OPEN YOUR EYES..>We got screwed out of $500,000,000…You MUST work for them….

  3. Real Reality on December 10th, 2020 11:29 am

    That was the EPA requirements not Gulf Powers

  4. MR REALITY on December 10th, 2020 4:18 am

    So what about the $500,000,000 we paid for the scrubbers just a few years ago….OH shucks the customer lost out AGAIN……GULP POWER…..