Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Hot Spots

June 6, 2021

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:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement - The Pensacola Bay Bridge has reopened. The majority of the bridge is now open to four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) except for a two-lane, half-mile segment just west of the bridge’s arch while work continues to complete final repairs. The speed limit is 35 mph.
    • 17th Avenue Interchange construction – There is a new, temporary traffic configuration in place for the 17th Avenue interchange in Pensacola. Traffic exiting the Pensacola Bay Bridge now has direct access to both 17th Avenue northbound and Gregory Street westbound. 17th Avenue southbound is currently closed at Bayfront Parkway while work on the interchange continues. Access to the Pensacola Visitors Center and boat launch remains open from 17th Avenue. Westbound access to the bridge is available via Bayfront Parkway, however, there are no left turns permitted from 14th Avenue to Bayfront Parkway. These drivers should detour to Ninth Avenue southbound, turn east onto Chase Street, and then continue east to Bayfront Parkway and the Pensacola Bay Bridge
  • 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 work to replace the southbound portion of the structure.
    • Drivers will encounter brief, intermittent lane closures as crews mobilize materials and equipment. The brief, intermittent lane closures and traffic configuration will continue through the end of the year.
    • Pile driving work is also underway. Crews will be driving piles during the daytime hours. Nearby residents and commercial property owners may experience noise and vibration.
  • ·         Interstate 10 (I-10) Bridge Repair and Rehabilitation over Perdido River Bridge – Motorists will encounter intermittent nighttime lane closures the week of Monday, June 7 as crews perform paving operations.
  • ·         U.S. 29 from South of Muscogee Road (County Road (C.R.) 184) to Atmore Hwy (S.R. 97) – Motorists will encounter intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures between Morris Avenue and north of Cantonment and north of S.R. 97 in Molino 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 6 through Saturday, June 12 as crews perform paving operations. In addition, drivers may encounter lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on U.S. 29 between Neal Road and the International Paper Mill as crews perform striping operations.
  • West Cervantes (U.S. 90) Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project – Drivers are encountering inside day and nighttime lane closures on West Cervantes Street between Dominguez Street and Shoemaker Street as crews perform median improvement work. One lane in each direction will be maintained. The median work and lane closures will progress eastward on Cervantes Street until the end of the year.  Drivers are reminded that the speed limit between Dominguez Street and A Street has been permanently reduced to 30 mph.
  • U.S. 29 Widening from I-10 to Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures and shifts, on U.S. 29 between I-10 and Nine and Half Mile Road and on Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 Overpass 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11.
  • Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) Widening from Pine Forest (S.R. 297) to U.S. 29 – Drivers will encounter lane closures and shifts between I-10 and Surrey Drive the week of Monday, June 7 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow crews to pave and repair the asphalt.
  • Burgess Road (S.R. 742) Routine Underground Utility Work near Palafox Street – Motorists can expect intermittent eastbound lane closures on Burgess Road near Palafox Street 9 p.m. Thursday, June 10 to 5 a.m. Friday, June 11 as crews conduct maintenance on underground utilities.
  • Davis Highway (S.R. 291) Routine Underground Utility Work North of Langley Avenue – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures North of Langley Avenue (near O ’Charley’s) 8 p.m. Monday, June 14 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 15 as utility crews perform operations in the area.

Santa Rosa County:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement- The Pensacola Bay Bridge has re-opened. The majority of the bridge is now open to four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) except for a two-lane, half-mile segment just west of the bridge’s arch while work continues to complete final repairs. The speed limit is 35 mph.

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


2 Responses to “Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Hot Spots”

  1. SueB on June 7th, 2021 10:34 am

    Summer time and road work begins. Road work to be done at night.

  2. R C on June 6th, 2021 4:52 pm

    Please! No more new construction until at least one project is fINISHED!

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