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July 25, 2017

Street Resurfacing and Natural Gas Improvements update

Drivers will encounter street resurfacing work in the downtown and central portions of the city this week.  

Twenty-four-hour street closures are planned for the following portions of Palafox Street to re-position bollards and complete stamped pedestrian crosswalks.

Tues., July 25:
Government Street to Main Street, including the Government Street intersection.

Wed., July 26:
Main Street to Zarragossa Street.

To reiterate, these will be 24-hour total street closures that involve all travel lanes.
Daytime milling and resurfacing work is also on the schedule for streets in the central portion of the city.

Schedules are weather-dependent. Work may be postponed, delayed, or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.  

The street resurfacing program is multi-year effort to mill and resurface approximately 1800 city blocks, or about 119-miles of streets. Benefits of the work include:
  • creased safety.
  • Less wear-and-tear on vehicles.
  • Improved ride-ability.
  • Better fuel efficiency.
  • Reduced life-cycle street maintenance costs.
  • A better appearance for neighborhoods and commercial districts that promotes improved property values.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by contacting the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188. 

Work on the natural gas distribution system improvements program will also continue this week. Crews from Pensacola Energy will be working throughout the city to replace aging cast-iron gas main with new, medium-density polyethylene piping. Much of the cast-iron main being replaced has been in service for a century or more. 

The natural gas distribution system improvements benefit Pensacola Energy customers through:

  • Increased safety.
  • Improved system reliability.
  • Reduced maintenance costs.
  • Increased system capacity.

More information on the natural gas distribution system improvements program is available by calling Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300. 

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

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