Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Delay Spots

September 18, 2022

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:

  • Mobile Highway (U.S. 90) Resurfacing from Nine Mile Road to West of Pine Forest Road- Work will begin the week of Monday, Sept. 19 on a $7.5 million project to resurface Mobile Highway (U.S. 90), from Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90A) to west of Pine Forest Road (S.R. 297). The project also includes the following improvements:
    • Installation of a new traffic signal at Klondike Road and signal improvements at Blue Angel Parkway.
    • Renewing guardrail, signage, and pavement markings.
    • Improving various drainage structures.
    • Widening for turn lane additions, to include five-foot “keyhole” bicycle lanes, at the Woodside Road, Klondike Road, and Millview Road intersections.

During construction, drivers may encounter temporary traffic shifts and intermittent lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The project is estimated for completion in early 2024.

  • Interstate 10 (I-10) Escambia County Welcome Center – The front parking lot is temporarily closed as crews work to resurface the pavement. The other parking areas remain open. Temporary sidewalk modifications are also in place while work is underway.
  • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, Sept. 18 through Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) will have lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. due to Bands on the Beach. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
  • West Cervantes Street (U.S. 90) Pedestrian Safety Improvement – Drivers may encounter intermittent daytime and nighttime single lane closures and lane shifts, between A Street and Dominguez Street. The closures will allow crews to work on the new pedestrian crossing signals, irrigation system and landscaping.
  • North Ninth Avenue (State Road (S.R.) 289) Carpenters Creek Bridge Replacement – All travel lanes are temporarily shifted to the southbound side of the bridge as crews construct the northbound portion. Additionally, drivers may encounter intermittent temporary lane closures Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. as crews mobilize materials and equipment.
  • Pace Boulevard from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue – Drivers will encounter alternating outside lane closures and traffic flagging operations on Pace Boulevard and side streets, between Cervantes Street and Barrancas Avenue, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, 18. The work will continue for several weeks as crews work to mill and pave the roadways. In addition, pedestrians will encounter alternating sidewalk closures on Pace Boulevard, between Barrancas Avenue and North Palafox Street (U.S. 29), while crews make sidewalk and curb improvements. Pedestrians will be detoured to the signalized intersections to access the sidewalks on the other side of Pace Boulevard.
  • Pensacola Boulevard (U.S. 29) from Brent Lane to North of I-10 Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures Sunday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 22 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving operations.
  • I-10 at the Interstate 110 (I-110) Interchange – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on the following ramps from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 22 as crews install barrier delineators:
    • I-110 northbound ramp to I-10 eastbound.
    • I-110 northbound ramp to I-10 westbound.
    • I-110 northbound ramp to Davis Highway.
    • Davis Highway on-ramp to I-110 southbound.
    • I-10 eastbound ramp to I-110 southbound
  • Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road 292A) – Motorists can expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23 for construction operations.
  • Sorrento Road Resurfacing from the Theo Baars Bridge to Bauer Road – Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures on Sorrento Road, between the Theo Baars Bridge and Bauer Road Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The closures will allow for shoulder construction and drainage work.
  • Barrancas Avenue Routine Maintenance from Manchester Street to the Bayou Chico Bridge – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on Barrancas Avenue and side streets, between Manchester Street and the Bayou Chico Bridge, Sunday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for construction operations.
  • I-10 Bridge Replacement over Eleven Mile Creek – Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures Sunday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for construction actives.

Santa Rosa County:

  • U.S. 90 Bridge Replacement over Simpson River – Motorists will encounter a temporary eastbound traffic shift beginning Friday, Sept. 16. The shift will decrease the bike lane from four-feet to two-feet as two lanes of eastbound traffic will remain on the bridge.
  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, Sept. 18 through Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) will have lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. due to Bands on the Beach. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
  • U.S. 98 Widening from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive – Motorists will encounter the following traffic impacts:
    • Median and turn-lane closures from Bayshore Road to Tiger Point Drive.
    • Intermittent lane closures and additional median closures between S.R. 281 and Bayshore Road, Sunday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for stormwater drainage improvements and paving operations.
    • Beginning Monday, Sept. 19, Settlers Colony Boulevard will be closed to complete necessary drainage improvements. This closure will remain in effect for approximately 30 days. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will access Settlers Colony Boulevard via Venetian Way and Coronado Drive. Detour signs will be in place. Residents may experience noise, vibrations, and dust during daytime hours as part of this drainage improvement effort.
  • I-10 Resurfacing East of S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard) to East of S.R. 87 – Motorists can expect intermittent nighttime and daytime lane closures the Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23 for construction activities.

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

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