Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory

Northwest Florida

(CBS 42)

Unedited press release from Florida Department of Transportation

Chipley– 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. 29 Widening from Interstate 10 (I-10) to Nine Mile Road (State Road (S.R.) 10/U.S. 90A)– Drivers will experience the following impacts to traffic the week of Sunday, Jan 12.

o   Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 Overpass:  Alternating lane shifts as crews construct the new southbound bridge. 

o   U.S. 29 traffic between I-10 and 9 1/2 Mile Road may experience alternating lane closures as crews continue drainage and paving operations.

  • U.S. 98 (Pensacola Bay Bridge) Replacement– There will be intermittent lane closures at the following locations from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Sunday, Jan. 12.  
  • U.S. 98 east and westbound, from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.
  • North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the Graffiti Bridge.

·       S.R. 10/U.S. 90A (Nine Mile Road) Widening from S.R. 297 (Pine Forest Road) to U.S. 29– Due to utility conflicts, the temporary closure of Littleton Street at Nine Mile Road has been extended through 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 as crews perform drainage work. Traffic will be detoured to Milestone Boulevard and Oldenburg Boulevard. Signs and variable message boards are in place to alert drivers of the temporary closure and direct traffic to the alternate routes. 

·       U.S. 90 (Nine Mile Road) Widening from Beulah Road to S.R. 297 (Pine Forest Road)The far right portion of the I-10 off ramp that connects to Nine Mile Road (Exit 5) westbound remains closed. Drivers will be able to access Nine Mile Road east and westbound using the other section of the ramp. The partial ramp closure is needed to reconstruct the ramp and will be in place for approximately three months.  

·       U.S. 29 Construction Activities just north of W. Burgess Road– The northbound, outside lane just north of W. Burgess Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13 through Thursday, Jan. 17 as crews reconstruct a deceleration lane. 

·       U.S. 29 Resurfacing from south of Muscogee Road (County Road/C.R. 184) to Atmore Highway (S.R. 97)– Crews continue paving operations and median work.  Drivers may encounter intermittent daytime lane restrictions. Motorists are reminded to watch for crews and heavy equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

·       I-10 Maintenance Operations at U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway/Exit 17)– The westbound outside lane will be closed at Scenic Highway from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 as crews perform maintenance work.

·       S.R. 10A (Mobile Highway) Turn Lane Construction east of Beulah Road intersection–  East and westbound lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 16 as crews make pavement repairs.  

  • C.R. 168 Bridge Replacement over Unnamed Branch in Northwest Century– Crews have poured the bridge deck. Efforts are now focused on pouring the bridge railing, and constructing the roadway approaching both ends of the new bridge.  Traffic will remain shifted on the temporary diversion until construction of the new structure is complete.

·       Hanks Road Bridge Replacement over Breastworks Creek– Construction activities continue.  Crews are currently pouring the east side approach slab.  The roadway is temporarily closed. Drivers on Hanks Road, west of the bridge, are detoured to C.R. 99 and C.R. 4. Drivers east of the bridge will utilize Pine Barren Road. The project is anticipated to be complete spring 2020.

Santa Rosa County:

·          U.S. 90 Corridor (Pace) Management Improvement Project- There will be construction activities from Lewis Funeral Home to Downtown Motors.Motorists can expect shoulder closures. 

·          U.S. 98 Safety Improvement from Villa Woods Circle to Ortega Park Drive– Construction activities are underway along the following seven locations along the corridor: Villa Woods Circle to Marble Court, Oriole Beach Road, Grand Ride Circle to Fordham Parkway, El Rito Drive/College Parkway, American Avenue, Alpine Avenue, and west of Ortega park Drive.  Crews will continue working on drainage near the Days Inn through Sunday, Jan. 19.  Motorists may encounter lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

·          U.S. 98 (Pensacola Bay Bridge) Replacement– There will be intermittent lane closures at the following locations from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Sunday, Jan. 12.  

  • U.S. 98 east and westbound, from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.
  • North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the Graffiti Bridge.

·          S.R. 4 Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements from the Escambia River Bridge to C.R. 87A (Market Road) in Jay– There will be shoulder closures throughout the project limits for roadway and utility work.  

·           S.R. 87 Bridge Rehabilitation and Repair Over Yellow River- Motorists may encounter daytime southbound, inside lane closures as crews begin expansion joint work.

·           S.R. 87 Turn lane and Median Modifications at South Lynn Road- Northbound left turn lane and median modifications work has begun. Operations will take place in the median area of the roadway. Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane closures.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled 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.

For more information visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.

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