Traffic alert: What drivers can expect in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties next 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.

Escambia County

U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 11 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.

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 replace the southbound portion of the structure. Additionally, drivers may encounter intermittent temporary lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 10 as crews mobilize materials and equipment.

West Cervantes Street (U.S. 90) Pedestrian Safety Improvement – Drivers will encounter inside lane closures between A and N streets as crews perform median improvements and install poles for pedestrian traffic signals.

Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) Widening from Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road (S.R. 297) – Drivers will encounter temporary and intermittent daytime lane closures Monday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 10 as crews place final striping and complete final work items.

U.S. 29 Widening from Interstate 10 (I-10) to Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) –Drivers can expect the following construction related traffic impacts the week of Sunday, Dec. 5.

  • Intermittent lane closures and shifts from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., on U.S. 29, between I-10 and Nine and Half Mile Road, and on Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 interchange.

  • The U.S. 29 southbound on-ramp and U.S. 29 northbound off-ramp at the Nine Mile Road interchange may be reduced to a single lane between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Signage will be in place and traffic flaggers will be on-site to direct motorists.

Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road 292A) – Motorists can expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures the week of Monday, Dec. 6, as crews place a watermain.

Creighton Road (S.R. 742) Utility Operations West of Schwab Drive – Traffic will be restricted from 7:30 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday, Dec. 7, as utility crews perform operations.

Santa Rosa County

Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 11 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.

I-10 Resurfacing East of S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard) to East of S.R. 87 – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 through Thursday, Dec. 9 as crews perform construction activities.

U.S. 98 Widening from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive – Major roadway construction activities are currently underway. Improvements on the 4.25-mile section include widening the roadway from four to a six-lanes with a raised median; safety and drainage upgrades; resurfacing State Road 281 (Avalon Boulevard) from U.S. 98 to Garcon Point Bridge; extending the existing shared-use path on the south side of U.S. 98 from Gondolier Boulevard; and new signage and pavement markings.

U.S. 90 Routine Utility Maintenance at Woodbine Road - There will be an intermittent turn lane closure from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday, Dec. 5 to Thursday, Dec. 9 as crews replace overhead power lines.

S.R. 4 Routine Bridge Inspections over Wilson Branch and East Relief - Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures, 2.7 miles east of U.S. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 as crews perform routine inspections.

S.R. 87 Routine Utility Maintenance from Vonnie Tolbert Road to Gordon Evans Road – Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 8 as crews perform utility 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.

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: What Escambia, Santa Rosa drivers can expect traffic through Dec. 10

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