WEEK 3: Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure upgrades
More than 1800 city blocks (119 miles) of Pensacola streets are being milled and resurfaced, and approximately 46-miles of aging natural gas lines replaced in the city’s $30-million infrastructure improvement program during phase 1.
To date, more than 56-thousand square yards of pavement has been milled and more than three-thousand tons of new asphalt placed.
Milling and resurfacing is focused in west Pensacola, with work on downtown city streets slated to begin later this week. Work in both areas will continue until this summer. At the same time, Pensacola Energy crews are at work in the Downtown West and South Palafox areas of the city replacing aging, cast-iron natural gas lines with new, corrosion-resistant polyethylene pipes.
At times, the street resurfacing and natural gas improvements may result in impacts that include:
- Traffic congestion.
- Noise, vibration, and dust.
- Temporary street closures and short-term detours.
- Blocked sidewalks.
- On-street parking restrictions.
Property owners and tenants in impacted areas are being notified by mail. Then, approximately 24-48 hours before work is planned on a specific street, construction personnel are distributing information door-to-door. It is important that property owners remove vehicles parked on the street or on the city-owned right-of-way so that work can begin.
Information about the resurfacing work is available by calling the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., at (850) 380-9188.
Information on the natural gas system improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy at (850) 474-5300.
To view the week 3 summary and other documents click here.