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Nighttime lane closures, July 12-17

Nighttime lane closures, July 12-17

A portion of the Pensacola Bay Bridge will be narrowed to one lane in each direction Monday evening, July 12 through Saturday July 17 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be working from the current bridge to place concrete for the bridge decks on the adjacent westbound structure.

Four lanes of traffic restored to the Pensacola Bay Bridge

Four lanes of traffic restored to the Pensacola Bay Bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has reopened the Pensacola Bay Bridge to four lanes of traffic, re-establishing the safe and efficient connection between the communities of Gulf Breeze and Pensacola. The accompanying photo shows the first two lanes of westbound traffic flowing on the bridge at approximately 5 a.m. The two eastbound lanes were fully restored shortly before 7 a.m. This is the first time the bridge has been open to four lanes of traffic since suffering significant damage during Hurricane Sally on Sept. 18, 2020.

Toll suspension extended on Garcon Point Bridge through July 6

Toll suspension extended on Garcon Point Bridge through July 6

Pursuant to Executive Orders 20-224, 20-248 and the extension of those orders in Executive Order 21-64, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. has directed Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) to further extend the toll suspension for the Garcon Point Bridge. Tolls are now suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge through Tuesday, July 6.

Traffic restored to the Pensacola Bay Bridge

Traffic restored to the Pensacola Bay Bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has re-opened the Pensacola Bay Bridge, restoring the vital connection between the communities of Gulf Breeze and Pensacola along U.S. 98. The majority of the bridge is now open to four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) except for a two-lane, half-mile segment just west of the bridge’s arch while work to complete final repairs continues. The speed limit is temporarily set at 35 mph and emergency refuge areas are available on the bridge.

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