Street Resurfacing and Natural Gas Infrastructure Improvement Project

Work is underway on a $30 million construction initiative that will resurface more than 119 miles of city streets and replace aging natural gas lines that supply 1,800 city blocks. Construction crews worked around heavy rainfall to kick-off the program by milling and repaving streets in West Pensacola.
Resurfacing city streets will deliver multiple benefits that include safer, smoother riding surfaces; reduced maintenance costs; and a more attractive appearance for our neighborhoods.
Property owners are being alerted by mail one to two weeks in advance of work beginning on their street. Then, approximately 24 hours in advance of planned work, information is being distributed door-to-door. Upon receiving the 24 hour alert it is important that property owners remove vehicles parked on the street so that milling and resurfacing work can proceed.

Lane Closures Planned for North 12th Avenue 10/31/17-11/3/17

Construction crews will be milling and resurfacing North 12th Avenue Tuesday, October 31 through Friday, November 3. The work will require intermittent lane closures between Bayou Boulevard and Pintado Drive each day between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.

The work is weather dependent and may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.

More information on the city’s street resurfacing program is available by calling the information line, 850-380-9188.

Current Status: 10/30/17

An ambitious street resurfacing program aimed at milling and repaving approximately 1,800 city blocks (119 miles) continues in Pensacola. Work in the downtown, central, and western portions of the city is essentially complete. Only miscellaneous items remain in those areas, along with pavement striping.

In northeast and east Pensacola, paving crews have taken advantage of dry, mild weather to get slightly ahead of schedule as they work to mill and resurface a list of primarily residential streets.

The following streets are scheduled for milling and resurfacing work this week:

  • Keating Terrace, from Keating Road to the end.
  • Keating Road, from North Ninth Avenue to Forest Glen Drive.
  • Wellington Road, from Audubon Drive to Hilltop Drive.
  • Hilltop Drive, from Creighton Road to Winona Drive.
  • Bougainvilla Circle, from Winona Drive to the end.
  • San Gabriel Drive, from Hilltop Drive to Azalea Road.
  • Tom Lane Drive, from Hilltop Drive to San Gabriel Drive.
  • Whispering Pines Road, from Keating Road to San Gabriel Drive.
  • Ashmore Place, from Tronjo Road to the end.
  • Hallmark Drive, from Piedmont Road to Westfield Road.
  • Utica Place, from Ironwood Road to the end.
  • Tanglewood Drive, from Dean Road to Fox Road.
  • Dunwoody Drive, from N. 12th Avenue to Dean Road.
  • N. 12th Avenue, from Pintado Drive to Bayou Blvd.

Drivers should anticipate daytime lane closures and parking restrictions on these streets.

Meantime, natural gas crews will be working throughout the city to replace approximately 46 miles of obsolete underground natural gas main. Most of this work is taking place off the roadway, with little or no impact to traffic. However, at times pedestrians may encounter closed sidewalks.

Residents and property owners are reminded that cars parked on the street must be removed before work begins. Construction personnel are distributing information door-to-door 24-48 hours in advance of the work to remind property owners of the parking restrictions. Vehicles left on the street will be subject to relocation so that work can begin.

All construction schedules are weather-dependent. Work may be postponed, delayed, or re-scheduled in the event of rain or other inclement conditions.

In all, more than 1,800 city blocks, or approximately 119 miles of city streets, will be rehabilitated in the aggressive transportation infrastructure improvement program. None of the streets have been repaved in the past 10 years. Residents and property owners are reminded to remove vehicles parked on the street prior to the work beginning. They are being notified by mail of the schedule, and by information left on their doorway 24-48 hours in advance of work beginning on their street.

Potential impacts associated with the work may include:

  • Congestion from construction vehicle traffic.
  • Noise, dust, and vibration.
  • Temporary street closures and detours.
  • On-street parking restrictions.

Pensacola Energy’s natural gas distribution system is also being modernized. Construction crews are currently working in the South Palafox and Downtown West sectors to replace aging, inefficient cast-iron pipes with new polyethylene piping. The entire program involves replacement of more than 46 miles of underground natural gas pipes.

Potential impacts associated with the work include:
  • Temporary lane closures, though sporadic and few.
  • Sidewalks blocked by construction equipment and excavation work.
  • On-street parking restrictions.

Further information on the street resurfacing program is available by calling the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins Inc. , 850-380-9188.

Information on the natural gas infrastructure improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy, 850-474-5300. 

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