ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — Motorists will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia County as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
− U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement
Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, May 8 through Saturday, May 14. On Tuesday, May 10, 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
Motorists traveling on West Cervantes Street, between A Street and Pace Boulevard, will encounter the following traffic impacts from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night:
- Single lane closures and shifts as crews perform median improvements, signalization installation, construct curb and gutter, sidewalks, and utility adjustments.
- Alternating lane closures and shifts for paving work.
− 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 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13, as crews mobilize materials and equipment.
− Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road 292A)
Motorists can expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures the week of Monday, May 9.
− Airport Boulevard (S.R. 750) Routine Maintenance from West of Palafox Street to Davis Highway
Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures from west of Palafox Street to Davis Highway from 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the week of Monday, May 9, as crews perform paving operations.
− Pace Boulevard, from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue
The northbound outside lane between Barrancas Avenue and Cervantes Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly as crews perform concrete work. In addition, crews will close the sidewalks on the eastern side of Pace Boulevard for sidewalk improvements. Pedestrians will be detoured to the western side of Pace Boulevard during this time.
− Barrancas Avenue (S.R. 292) from Manchester Street to the Bayou Chico Bridge –The sidewalks on the northern side of Barrancas Avenue, between Manchester Avenue and Pace Boulevard, will be closed as crews work on sidewalk improvements. Detours will be in place for pedestrians in these areas.
− Pensacola Boulevard (U.S. 29) from Brent Lane to North of I-10
Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12, as crews work on sidewalk and curb improvements.
− S.R. 4 Routine Bridge Maintenance at the Escambia River Bridge
Motorists will encounter intermittent east and westbound inside lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.
− Brent Lane (S.R. 296) Routine Maintenance near I-110 Northbound on Ramp
Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May 8, as crews perform paving operations.
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 at www.nwflroads.com.