New Traffic Signal Now Active At Highway 95A, Old Chemstrand Road

June 19, 2022

A new traffic signal is now active at Highway 95 at Old Chemstrand Road in Gonzalez.

The Escambia County  project, funded by about $330,000 in Local Open Sales Tax (LOST) included the installation of sidewalks and pedestrian signals in each corner for future expansion. photos, click to enlarge.


12 Responses to “New Traffic Signal Now Active At Highway 95A, Old Chemstrand Road”

  1. David on June 21st, 2022 2:57 pm

    Hopefully this means that drivers who want to go faster will take 29. It will certainly improve the safety of of using Old Palafox on my leisurely drives.

  2. EMD on June 21st, 2022 12:18 am

    Went through this intersection today for the first time since this wonderful improvement. Never understood why there was no light here. It was horrible when the plant changed shifts. So nice now.

  3. Jeff Howard on June 20th, 2022 7:30 am

    There are no turn lanes. At high traffic times it will bottle neck traffic out to Hwy 29 just like at Ten Mile Road. Good idea, but poor design

  4. Carolyn Bramblett on June 19th, 2022 8:36 pm

    There was no traffic light at this intersection 20 years ago. I’ve lived in my house since 1989 and the intersection remained unchanged until this set up. Hopefully everything goes well.

  5. Angela on June 19th, 2022 7:05 pm

    After looking at the photos , it appears atlease the west bound lane has a left turn arrow. So it might work out.

  6. Angela on June 19th, 2022 6:59 pm

    This didn’t work last time because of the lack of turn lanes. The traffic has only worsened since then. Why do they think it will work now? Just wait until shift change at the plant , school buses and hazmat trucks stopping for the tracks. Hopefully the lights are only green east and west bound one at a time. Fingers crossed !!!

  7. Ronald Waters on June 19th, 2022 3:44 pm

    This was tried at this intersection about 20 years ago. I hope it works better this time.

  8. Sedition on June 19th, 2022 8:28 am

    This has only been needed for the last, oh, 30 or 40 years. ‘Bout time.

  9. Alice Mae on June 19th, 2022 8:23 am

    YES! Glad to finally see this.

  10. Rita Jenne Ryan on June 19th, 2022 8:15 am

    I’m happy about this. Last week we almost got hit when a car ran the STOP at Palafox & Old Chemstrand. Would like to see improvements at Kingsfield & Palafox like turn lanes & protected arrows

  11. D Stinson on June 19th, 2022 4:29 am

    Excellent ! A much needed improvement.

  12. Turning Lanes on June 19th, 2022 2:19 am

    They should have widened the road on both sides at the intersection to include a right turn and left turn lane as well as a thru lane. The light will help but traffic will still jam up just look at the traffic at Kingsfield Rd and 95A. When a person has to turn left no one can go thru but the right turn lane is always moving.

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