Traffic alert: What drivers can expect in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties during week

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Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

In preparation for the Independence Day holiday weekend, there will be no lane closures or other activities that impede traffic on major state roads beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, July 1, and ending 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 4.

Escambia County

U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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 will encounter daytime single lane closures and lane shifts, between A Street and Dominguez Street, on Tuesday, July 5 as crews install pedestrian fence.

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 Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. as crews mobilize materials and equipment.

Pace Boulevard from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue – Pedestrians will encounter alternating sidewalk closures on Pace Boulevard, between Barrancas Avenue and North Palafox Street (U.S. 29), as crews perform sidewalk and curb improvements. Pedestrians will be detoured to the signalized intersections to access sidewalks on the opposite side of Pace Boulevard during this time.

Pensacola Boulevard (U.S. 29) from Brent Lane to North of Interstate 10 (I-10) – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7 as crews work on sidewalk and curb improvements.

I-10 at the Interstate 110 (I-110) Interchange – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on the I-110 northbound ramp to I-10 westbound Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews perform asphalt work.

Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road 292A) – Motorists can expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures the week of Tuesday, July 5 for placement of watermain.

I-10 Eastbound Routine Maintenance near U.S. 29 Exit 10A and 10B – Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures Tuesday, July 5 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repairs.

Santa Rosa County

Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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:

  • Temporary 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, Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for paving operations.

  • Settlers Colony Boulevard remains open. The closure has been postponed until further notice due to material delays.

I-10 Resurfacing East of S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard) to East of S.R. 87 – Motorists can expect intermittent nighttime lane closures Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7 for construction activities.

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.

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Pensacola traffic: What drivers can expect through July 8