Drivers To Get Road Construction Break For Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021

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

But due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no lane closures or other activities that impede traffic on major state roads beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 and ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.

Escambia County

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement - Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 23. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
  • 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 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 as crews 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.
    • A and N Streets (inside lane closures)
    • Kirk and R Streets (intermittent outside lane closure)
  • Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) Widening from Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road (S.R. 297) – Drivers will encounter temporary intermittent traffic shifts and alternating lane closures Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 as crews place final striping.
  • U.S. 29 Widening from Interstate 10 (I-10) to Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) – Drivers can expect the following construction related traffic impacts Sunday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 23:
    • Nighttime intermittent lane closures and shifts, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., on U.S. 29, between I-10 and Nine and Half Mile Road, and on Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 interchange.
    • The U.S. 29 southbound on-ramp and U.S. 29 northbound off-ramp at the Nine Mile Road interchange may be reduced to a single lane during the nighttime hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Signage will be in place and traffic flaggers will be on-site to direct motorists.
  • Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road 292A) – Motorists can expect daytime shoulder closures Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 as crews place a watermain.
  • S.R. 173 (Blue Angel Parkway) Routine Maintenance North of Sorrento Road – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures from 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 as crews perform paving operations.

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, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 23. 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 the 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, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 23 as crews perform paving operations.
  • U.S. 98 Widening from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive – Major roadway construction activities are currently underway. Improvements on the 4.25-mile section include widening the roadway from four to a six-lanes with a raised median; safety and drainage upgrades; resurfacing State Road 281 (Avalon Boulevard) from U.S. 98 to Garcon Point Bridge; extending the existing shared-use path on the south side of U.S. 98 from Gondolier Boulevard; and new signage and pavement markings.
  • U.S. 90 Drainage Work just West of West Spencerfield Road – Motorists can expect lane closures at the merge lane just west of West Spencerfield Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Nov. 23 as crews perform drainage operations.

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

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