The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is replacing the Pensacola Bay Bridge on U.S. 98 in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The $430.2 million project is the largest transportation initiative in Northwest Florida history.

Refer to this website for the latest information construction activities, traffic impacts, and other project news.


Sunday, Oct. 17 through Monday, Oct. 25: Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 23. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure. In addition, 17th Avenue southbound is closed at Gregory Street. Access to the Pensacola Visitor’s Center and the boat launch remains open from 17th Avenue through Thursday, Oct. 21. Other traffic impacts this week include: 17th Avenue north and southbound, from north of the CSX railroad trestle (Graffiti Bridge) to Bayfront Parkway, will be closed Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 25 at 5 a.m. The closure will allow crews to complete work to open the new roundabout at 17th Avenue. The new 17th Avenue interchange in Pensacola is scheduled to open by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25. The new interchange includes a flyover that connects westbound traffic exiting the Pensacola Bay Bridge with East Gregory Street and Bayfront Parkway. Beneath the flyover, a new single-lane roundabout has replaced the traffic signal formerly at 17th Avenue to provide seamless travel between the bridge, 17th Avenue north and southbound, East Gregory Street, and Bayfront Parkway. LEARN MORE

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