Major FDOT Safety Improvement Project Set To Begin On Highway 29 In Century This Winter

June 16, 2022

The Florida Department of Transportation is set to begin a $3.3 million major safety improvement project on Highway 29 in Century this winter.

FDOT plans a major reconstruction of Highway 29 from just south of East Highway 4 to the Alabama state line. The project includes the roadway reconstruction, curb and gutter, drainage upgrades, signal loop replacement, driveway modifications, and sidewalks.

A curve at Jackson Street (pictured inset and shown in graphic below) will be realigned with drainage improvements; the curve has been the site of several truck accidents in recent years.

The new state budget recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis included $3,278,228 for the project.

Pictured: Looking south into Florida on Highway 29 in Century. Pictured inset: Part of a Highway 29 safety improvement project will include the realignment of this curve. Graphics below show project details. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

8 Responses to “Major FDOT Safety Improvement Project Set To Begin On Highway 29 In Century This Winter”

  1. anonymous on June 17th, 2022 10:38 am

    Adding stop lights might help people hit less pedestrians in century too.. I think there are important things to worry about that got left out of the road improvement funds like accounting for the many people who live in century that walk across that highway daily.

  2. Don cooper on June 16th, 2022 12:24 pm

    Driver, I agree.

  3. Citizen on June 16th, 2022 12:11 pm

    Reader.

    Nah, too expensive.

    Century “If Ya can’t stop– wave”

    Smile, you’re on candid camera.

    The speed limit is 30 MPH for a reason.

  4. Citizen on June 16th, 2022 12:09 pm

    Good to see sidewalks in the plan.

    How do you like the one that wasn’t completed when the overpass was built in the late 1960,s.

    The FDOT had a meeting and told them how to put in for sidewalks back when Vergie Davis met them for the five year plan.

    So far Nada.

  5. Reader on June 16th, 2022 11:38 am

    “Can we just bypass that town? Pensacola needs a more convenient connection to I65 without this speed trap.”

    Century is not a speed trap. It’s a speedway.

  6. Driver on June 16th, 2022 11:36 am

    Can we just bypass that town? Pensacola needs a more convenient connection to I65 without this speed trap.

  7. Anne Stanton Sims on June 16th, 2022 10:19 am

    I remember when Highway 29 was originally four-laned through Century. My son was a toddler and my daughter was a baby. I had go through the construction every day to take them to Flomaton FBC Daycare. My son will be 49 this summer, so its definitely time for the improvement!

  8. JustMe on June 16th, 2022 9:20 am

    It’s about time. If they don’t hurry and do something with the drain that’s collapsing in the outside lane North Bound close to that curve someone is going to be in trouble.





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