CHIPLEY — Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.
U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Bridge: Bridge construction will require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, April 28 through Sunday, May 5: U.S. 98 east and westbound from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to just east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze. North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge).
I-10 Widening from the Escambia Bay Bridge to Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281/Exit 22): Crews will be placing the final layer of asphalt on the following ramps between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.: Sunday, April 28, I-10 eastbound off-ramp. Monday, April 29, I-10 westbound off-ramp. Additionally, drivers may encounter alternating lane closures on Avalon Boulevard, near the I-10 interchange, and on I-10, from the Escambia Bay Bridge to east of S.R. 281, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, April 28 through Friday, May 3 as crews perform construction activities.
U.S. 98 Utility Operations from Palo Alto Avenue in Santa Rosa County east to Woodland Avenue in Okaloosa County: Drivers will encounter intermittent and alternating lane restrictions between Pala Alto Avenue in Santa Rosa County and Woodland Avenue in Okaloosa County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 as Pike Electric performs routine maintenance on power lines. In addition, there will be intermittent daytime shoulder closures until Thursday, May 2.
U.S. 98 Safety Improvements at Constitution Drive and Navarre School Road: The westbound, left turn lane at Sunrise Drive is open to traffic. Improvements at Navarre School Road and drainage improvements at Thresher Drive and Newport Street are complete. Crews will soon place the final layer of asphalt and striping, perform general project clean up, and place sod.
S.R. 87 Multilane from Eglin AFB boundary to C.R. 184 (Hickory Hammock Road): Traffic on S.R. 87 from C.R. 184 (Hickory Hammock Road) to two miles south of the Yellow River will be shifted to the outside lanes of the newly constructed north and southbound roadways Friday, April 26 as crews perform median work and place the final layer of asphalt on the inside travel lanes
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.