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May 15, 2017

WEEK 12: Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure upgrades

Drivers will encounter resurfacing work on the following city streets the week of May 15-19.

  • West Government Street, from South Palafox Street to South Spring Street.
  • East Government Street, from South Palafox to South Alcaniz.
  • South Pace Boulevard, from Barrancas Avenue to the dead end (night work).
  • Barrancas Avenue, from West Garden Street to South Pace Boulevard (night work).
  • West Zarragossa Street, from South A Street to South H Street.

Work on South Pace Boulevard and Barrancas Avenue is planned for nighttime hours to minimize traffic impacts on these heavily traveled thoroughfares.  Meantime, there is daytime work planned for the downtown area, on East and West Government Street.

The work is part of comprehensive program that will eventually mill and resurface about 119-miles of streets (1800 blocks) throughout Pensacola. 

Impacts for drivers and/or property owners may include:

  • Temporary lane closures.
  • Temporary parking restrictions.
  • Increased noise.
  • Traffic congestion.
  • Dust from milling operations.
East Romana
Progression of East Romana Street

Project Status

Concurrent with the street resurfacing program is a Pensacola Energy initiative to replace about 46-miles of aging cast-iron natural gas distribution lines. Raw Construction Company is currently digging and boring throughout the city to replace the antiquated cast-iron gas mains with new, medium-density polyethylene piping.  

The new natural gas mains will deliver benefits for Pensacola Energy customers that include:
  • Increased safety.
  • Improved system reliability.
  • Reduced maintenance costs.
  • Increased capacity.
This week work is focused in the following sections of the city.
  • Downtown West.
  • South Palafox.
  • Devillers Area.
  • North Highlands Phase IV.
  • Lakeview Phase III.
  • Bayview Park.
Property owners are being notified by mail in advance of work beginning in their area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a street, construction personnel are distributing information door-to-door. At that time, it is important that vehicles parked on the street be removed so that work can continue. Cars left on the street will be subject to relocation. 

All work is weather-dependent, and may be delayed and/or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.

More information on the natural gas distribution system improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300. For questions about street resurfacing, contact the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188.

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