Downtown milling and resurfacing work is slated for overnight hours to minimize impacts for drivers, businesses, and adjacent property owners.
As the roadway schedule changes to accommodate the weather, the contractor for Pensacola Energy continues to coordinate their activities so there are no conflicts between the roadway teams and the natural gas teams.
“This is a coordinated effort, said Singleton. “We understand the importance of not having to dig-up or punch holes in any new asphalt to complete installation of the new gas main. Our crews are getting their work done before the roadway crews show up.”
For the most part, the work on the natural gas infrastructure system is taking place on the city owned right-of-way with few, if any, impacts to vehicular traffic. The milling and resurfacing activities may present the following impacts:
- Temporary changes in access/egress for adjacent properties.
- Lane closures and travel delays.
- Congestion caused by construction vehicle/equipment traffic.
- Noise and dust associated with milling operations.
Cars parked on the street must be removed before work in either the street resurfacing or natural gas improvements program. Vehicles left on the street are subject to relocation.
Construction personnel are going door-to-door 24-48 hours in advance of work to notify property owners of the parking restrictions.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by contacting the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188. Questions about the natural gas distribution system work may be referred to Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300