Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Traffic Trouble Spots

October 11, 2021

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

Escambia County

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement - Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 16. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
    • 17th Avenue Interchange construction – 17th Avenue southbound is closed at Gregory Street. Access to the Pensacola Visitor’s Center and the boat launch remains open from 17th Avenue.
  • North Ninth Avenue (State Road (S.R.) 289) Carpenters Creek Bridge Replacement- All travel lanes are temporarily shifted to the northbound side of the bridge as crews replace the southbound portion of the structure. Additionally, drivers may encounter intermittent temporary lane closures between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 15 to allow crews to mobilize materials and equipment.
  • West Cervantes Street (U.S. 90) Pedestrian Safety Improvement – Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures between the following locations as crews perform median improvements and install poles for pedestrian traffic signals.
    • H and N Streets
    • P and Q Streets
    • Y and Shoemaker Streets
    • Kirk and R Streets (outside lane closure)
  • Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) Widening from Pine Forest Road (S.R. 297) to U.S. 29 – Drivers will encounter intermittent east and westbound traffic shifts between Pine Forest Road and U.S. 29 as crews place final asphalt and striping.
  • Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) Widening from Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road (S.R. 297)– Drivers will encounter alternating and intermittent east and westbound lane closures and traffic shifts between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving operations and other construction activities.
  • Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road (C.R.) 292A) – Motorists can expect daytime shoulder closures the week of Monday, Oct. 11 as crews place a watermain.
  • U.S. 29 Widening from Interstate 10 (I-10) to Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) – Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures and shifts from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews perform paving operations.
  • Barrancas Avenue (S.R. 292) Lane Restrictions for The Pensacola Half Marathon –The eastbound outside lane will be closed between Weis Lane and Garden Street from 6:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct 10 for The Pensacola Half Marathon.

Santa Rosa County

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 16. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure. Additional work will include installation of pier lighting.
  • I-10 Resurfacing East of S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard) to East of S.R. 87 – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures on the Blackwater River Bridge from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 through Thursday, Oct. 14 as crews perform paving operations.
  • Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281) over East Bay (Garcon Point Bridge) Routine Bridge MaintenanceMotorists will encounter intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 as crews perform a routine bridge inspection.

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

File photo.

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