Pensacola Bay Bridge Opening Still Planned For Week Of May 31, FDOT Says

April 30, 2021

With just over a month left to finish the job, the Florida Department of Transportation says the Pensacola Bay Bridge will open with at least two lanes of traffic by the week of May 31.

FDOT contractors have completed the installation of multiple stay-in-place forms and are currently pouring and leveling concrete on the bridge. Following the completion of the concrete pours on the bridge deck, crews will construct barrier walls designed to create a reinforced, protective wall for motorists traveling over the bridge. Additional work will include the installation of electrical conduit and roadway striping.

“The targeted reopening of the bridge remains the week of May 31, 2021. FDOT is regularly reviewing the contractor’s schedule of the entire Pensacola Bay Bridge Project with the anticipated completion date for all improvements currently scheduled for January 2022,” FDOT said Thursday afternoon.

Motorists should continue to use all available detour routes, which include the Garcon Point Bridge and State Road 87. At this time, tolls on the Garcon Point Bridge are suspended through Sunday, May 9, 2021. Commuters can also use the Escambia County Area Transit’s (ECAT) temporary bus route travel between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze free of charge.


5 Responses to “Pensacola Bay Bridge Opening Still Planned For Week Of May 31, FDOT Says”

  1. tuan duong on May 22nd, 2021 8:27 am


  2. Charlie on April 30th, 2021 9:02 pm

    Mr.wooden shoes—Be careful what you wish for! Back in NY where I came from, the majority in control Democrats are proposing an increase of FIFTY FIVE cents a gallon tax increase, ON TOP of the already high price & high taxes per gallon. Heating fuel for homes & businesses would go up about 26 to 29 percent.

  3. Charlie on April 30th, 2021 8:53 pm

    So…. May 31st. Did they mean this year May 31st? Luckily I don’t have to use this bridge, but have felt the results of extra heavy traffic on the 90 detour through Milton.

  4. Raymond Strong on April 30th, 2021 6:06 pm

    Mr. WS,
    You should hit your rambling with commas, punctuation and proper capitalization like the barges hit the bridge, except it will make it better.

  5. Mr.wooden shoes on April 30th, 2021 6:24 am

    notice the wonderful picture taken pensacola my hometown since 1957 it has grown so big and is still growing only issue is traffic while emergency fire trucks and law enforcement tend to have a hard time getting around could there be a better way . bam I got it raise gas prices to $8 a gallon just maybe traffic will slow down some and our overall health will improve. need more red lights and speed bumps. sales tax needs to go up to 9 percent to help pave the way for future improvements. so suck it up pensacola it’s comming.