Fowler Avenue Now ‘No Trucks’, Speed Limit Lowered On Barrineau Lane, No Parking On Woodbridge, Pinebrake

April 30, 2022

The Escambia County Commission recently implemented several new traffic restrictions.

The speed limit on Barrineau Lane was lowered from 35 to 25 mph.

Fowler Avenue was restricted as “no trucks” with a weight limit of 10,500 pounds from West Nine Mile Road to West Nine and One Half Mile Road. “No truck” signs were previously placed in the area, but the commission’s recently action officially set the weight limit on the record.

“No truck” restrictions with a weight limit of 10,500 pounds were also established on Sun Valley Drive from Michigan Avenue to Rainbow Avenue, on Pipeline Road from Michigan Avenue to Rainbow Avenue, and on Pipeline Road from Rainbow Avenue to Commerce Park Circle

No parking zones were established on the right of way of Woodbridge Drive and Pinebrake Lane off University Parkway.


12 Responses to “Fowler Avenue Now ‘No Trucks’, Speed Limit Lowered On Barrineau Lane, No Parking On Woodbridge, Pinebrake”

  1. Duke of Wawbeek on May 4th, 2022 5:53 am

    @A. Alex, with diesel on it’s way to $6.00 a gallon, those trucking companies are a very short term concern.

  2. Gwen on May 1st, 2022 12:11 am

    I wish we could get truck traffic limited on Fowler Ave south of 9mile. There is one small viaduct over a large drainage ditch and 8mile Creek runs along side an industrial building. The viaduct was replaced in the 90’s and I don’t believe there is anything stopping runoff into the creek from the industrial site. It is a 2 lane road with a high percentage of residential properties and increasing industrial traffic isn’t a good fit.

  3. Well on April 30th, 2022 9:39 pm

    I think they should close all roads so you could stop all these problems. Especially 97, Don’t let anyone go down it, plant trees again.
    Ok maybe just a red light at every intersection.

  4. A Alex on April 30th, 2022 10:53 am

    No trucks on the north end of Fowler north of 9 mile. Trucking companies are south of 9 mile

  5. K. in Cantonment on April 30th, 2022 10:13 am

    I agree Debbie, one day someone is going to get hurt or killed the way they back traffic up in front of Jim Allen, all it’s going to take is one of those big dump trucks to come flying around that curve and not be able to stop. It’s just a matter of time.

  6. Steve on April 30th, 2022 9:42 am

    Re: Fowler between 9Mile & 9 1/2Mile

    I’ve never seen a big truck (big rig w/trailer) use this as it’s not practical for a combination vehicle with a 53′ trailer. Not saying it’s never been done, I just haven’t seen it. As a Truck Driver, there’s no logical reason to use Fowler at this location; it’s not shorter, nor easier to negotiate.

    What about all those RV’s and work trailers that need to get into the storage facility at Hadji? I’m sure many of those (combined) weigh more than 10,500.

    As a Truck Driver, I can say that many of the “No Truck” signs are posted in places where we can’t see them until AFTER we’ve already turned. You can’t then expect to back up, that’s even more dangerous.

    THANK YOU to all of you who are patient with us Drivers. Our challenges are not more important than yours and we appreciate when you give us a little extra room.

  7. Christine on April 30th, 2022 9:17 am

    A trucking mechanic shop operates off of Fowler ave along with other trucking businesses.

  8. Ann W Spillman on April 30th, 2022 7:53 am

    I agree with Laura Cook. I live off of Devine Farm Rd and Hwy 97there is a bad curve right at that intersection. People fly around that curve going way past the speed limit of 45. When are the police going to slow down the traffic on Hwy 97??? The speed limit should be lowered. How about putting a working red light at 297A and Hwy 97??? I know of three people who were rear ended, my husband being one, as they where stopped to turn onto Hwy 97! These areas have exploded with traffic and it has become a big problem.

  9. JD on April 30th, 2022 7:50 am

    Beulah rd from muscogee rd to the landfill has weight limited wooden support bridge that was recently repaired due to failing wooden pilings. It has @ 32 ton rating. Semi trucks, all sorts of dump trucks , concrete trucks , garbage trucks go over it daily. There isn’t a sign til you get to the bridge. Enforcement never happens. It will collapse soon enough. Enforce the law!!!!!!

  10. Debbie on April 30th, 2022 6:04 am

    Now if they will do something about the parents parking in the middle of the road on 95A in front of Jim Allen Elementary school . It’s very strange that the parents coming from the north to the school will pull off to the side but the parents coming from the south are like ‘” nope I’m entitled and all you others can just drive down the side of the road “. A lot of people who are not from the area don’t realize you can get by on the side and have to just sit there. Those parents start lining up an hour before school lets out if the ones at the back part of the line every day would just time it so they arrive about 8 or 9 minutes after they let out they will be able to drive right straight through. The people at the school do a great job of keeping it moving and the line is almost completely done in 10 minutes but because they are who they think they are the traffic will be backed up for a half a mile . WHY DON’T THE PARENTS COMING FROM THE SOUTH PULL OVER TO THE SIDE ??? You could draw a line and say where the most intelligent and RESPECTFUL people live , sorry…oh nevermind I’m really not.

  11. Jason on April 30th, 2022 5:13 am

    the signs are useless without having some type of enforcement of them. I live on a street with the same restrictions. Trucks travel thru the neighborhood every day to avoid using the truck route of 9 Mile Road to Hwy 29.

    Maybe if the signs included a description of the prohibition such as — over 10,000 pounds per Esc Co Ord #XXXXX — it might be helpful for those who are required to enforce the restrictions.

  12. Laura Cook on April 30th, 2022 3:18 am

    I feel it is imperative for the speed limit to be lowered on Highway 97. I live here and it has increased tremendously in the last several years. I live right on the highway and have people wind up in our front yard and had their vehicle pulled away before daylight after taking part of our chainlink fence down. If we had found out after daylight they would be paying for this fence. They must not have been hurt badly or was taken to hospital and someone pulled the car away before we got up. How could people do this to one’s property and not see it was replaced? It is still down as we have not been able to put up another. Now the speed has increased so much it is dangerous For us to get out of our drive. Please law enforcement slow these people down on Hwy 97!