Escambia County, FL

02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 15:40

FDOT Feb. 9, 2018 Escambia County Traffic Alert

Contact: Tanya Branton, (850) 330-1599, [email protected]

Chipley, FL - 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:

  • U.S. 98 Road Closure between A and Tarragona streets for Festivities- U.S. 98 between A and Tarragona streets will be closed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 for the 2018 Krewe of Lafitte Parade and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 for the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade.
  • U.S. 29 Resurfacing between U.S. 90 and Muscogee Road - Alternating lane closures on U.S. 29 north and southbound, from Muscogee Road to West 9 ½ Mile Road, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 17 as crews pave the roadway.
  • State Road (S.R.) 742 (Creighton Road) Construction Improvement Project from east of Davis Highway to Scenic Highway - Intermittent and alternating lane closures between Davis Highway and Scenic Highway from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 17 continue as crews perform milling, paving, sidewalk and curb replacement. The following traffic pattern changes will also occur.
    • Creighton Road at 9th Avenue: The week Monday, Feb. 12, east and westbound traffic patterns will change as a traffic separator is installed on the west side of the intersection.
      • The eastbound, left-turn lane onto northbound 9th Avenue will be closed. The inside through lane will become a left-turn/through lane.
      • The two westbound travel lanes will be shifted northward to utilize the recently widened portion of Creighton Road. These changes will remain in effect for two weeks and are weather-dependent.
  • Lanier Drive: The week of Monday, Feb.12, drivers will experience alternating lanes closures south of Creighton Road from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. as crews place asphalt.
  • Interstate 10 (I-10)/U.S. 29 Interchange Improvements Phase I - The following traffic impacts are planned on I-10 and U.S. 29 near the interchange (Exits 10A and 10B) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 through Thursday, Feb. 15:
    • Alternating lane closures on I-10 east and westbound and U.S. 29 north and southbound.
    • The U.S. 29 on-ramps to I-10 eastbound will be intermittently closed. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. 29 to access I-10 eastbound.
    • The exit ramp from I-10 westbound to U.S. 29 south (Exit 10A) will be intermittently closed. Traffic will be detoured to U.S. 29 north (Exit 10B).
    • Alternating lane closures on the I-10 westbound exit ramp to U.S. 29 north (Exit 10B).
  • I-10 Widening from Davis Highway to the Escambia Bay Bridge - Intermittent alternating lane closures on I-10, between Davis Highway (Exit 13) and Scenic Highway (Exit 17), and on Scenic Highway, between Whisper Way and Northpointe Parkway, from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 through Thursday, Feb. 15 as crews perform construction activities. The speed limit on I-10 will be reduced to 60 mph during nighttime lane closures.
  • U.S. 98 (S.R. 30) Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement - Alternating lane closures on U.S. 98 east and westbound, between 14th Avenue in Pensacola and Bay Bridge Drive in Gulf Breeze, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 25 as crews perform construction activities
  • U.S. 29 Widening from I-10 to Nine Mile Road - Drivers traveling U.S. 29 and Nine Mile Road will encounter traffic pattern changes from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 24 as follows:
    • Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 overpass: Eastbound traffic continues to be shifted to the westbound inside travel lane as crews prepare the area for construction of the support column for the new center bridge deck. Lane restrictions are Sundays through Fridays.
    • U.S. 29 between I-10 and 9 1/2 Mile Road: Drivers may experience alternating lane closures as crews perform drainage work and make preparations for future traffic shifts. Lane restrictions are Mondays through Saturdays.
    • Traffic shift:Southbound U.S. 29 traffic between Hannah Street and I-10 will be shifted onto the new temporary pavement Saturday, Feb. 10 by 6 a.m. to allow crews to place cross drains across the existing southbound lanes. This traffic shift will remain in place several.
  • Nine Mile Road (S.R. 10/U.S. 90A) Widening from Pine Forest Road to U.S. 29 - Alternating lane closures on Untreiner Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of Monday, Feb. 12 as crews reconstruct the roadway between Nine Mile Road and Riley Road. The reconstruction will take approximately four to five days but is weather-dependent.
  • I-10 Truck Parking Availability Systems- The FDOT will begin installing automated Truck Parking Availability Systems (TPAS) the week of Monday, Feb. 12 at I-10 rest areas and weigh stations in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Holmes, Jackson, Gadsden, Leon, and Jefferson counties. The Florida Welcome Center in Escambia County is also included in the program. Work is not expected to impact traffic on I-10 or within rest areas or weigh station facilities. No more than fifty-percent of available truck parking spaces will be closed at any time, and no closures will be permitted between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. daily. Pedestrian access in the rest areas will be maintained always.
  • I-10 over Escambia Bay Routine Bridge Inspection - Westbound traffic will encounter intermittent lane restrictions across the Escambia Bay Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 16 as crews perform a routine inspection on the structure.
  • U.S. 98 (Pensacola Bay Bridge) Routine Maintenance- The East and westbound outside lane will be closed intermittently across the bridge between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 15 as crews repair overhead lights

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

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