September 10, 2018
Street resurfacing and natural gas improvements project
Heavy rains last week associated with Tropical Storm Gordon washed out much of the work planned in the city’s street resurfacing program. Weather permitting, crews plan to return to work this week. Drivers may encounter increased congestion and temporary lane closures on the following streets.
Texar Drive, from North Ninth Avenue to North 17th Avenue.
Menendez Drive, from Texar Drive to 250-feet north of Texar Drive.
Pineda Avenue, from Ariola Avenue to East Texar Drive.
Vehicles must be removed from the street before work can begin. Cars left on the city-owned right-of-way will be subject to relocation.
Meantime, Pensacola Energy crews will continue work to replace more than 75-miles of obsolete, cast-iron natural gas lines with new, polyethylene pipes. The natural gas work will take place primarily off the
roadway, but vehicles parked on the street must be removed before work begins. The natural gas main replacement program is slated for completion early next year.
All planned construction activities are weather-dependent. Work may be postponed, delayed, or re-scheduled in the event of rain, cold, windy or other inclement conditions.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by calling the city’s information line, (850) 380-9188. Questions about the natural gas distribution system upgrades should be referred to Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300.