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March 21, 2017

WEEK 4: Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure upgrades

Work will continue this week in the city’s $30 million street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure improvement program. Street resurfacing work is currently focused primarily on residential streets in the western part of the city where more than 68,000-square-yards of pavement has been milled, and more than 4,000-tons of new asphalt applied.

Downtown milling and resurfacing work is planned to begin this week. Much of the downtown work will be performed at night to minimize traffic and business impacts.    

In all, more than 1800 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.

Paving complete on North Gonzalez Street, East of North Pace Boulevard. Workers will return after the asphalt has had time to cure and apply the painted pavement markings.

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.
Crews from Raw Construction, the Pensacola Energy contractor, prepare a tie-in pit at the corner of A and West Chase Streets. 

More information on the program is available by calling the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188.

Information on the natural gas system improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy at (850) 474-5300.

To view the week 4 summary and other documents click here.

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