17th Avenue Interchange Detour
This graphic depicts the new, temporary traffic configuration exiting the bridge in Pensacola as work continues on the 17thAvenue interchange. Drivers have access to a new “slip ramp” that connects to 17thAvenue northbound. Continuing straight will take vehicles over a newly constructed flyover bridge to Gregory Street.
In the final configuration, a new single-lane roundabout will be available beneath the flyover bridge. The roundabout will replace the traffic signal formerly at 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway.
Completion of all construction, which includes both the eastbound (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) and westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) bridges, as well as the new 17th Avenue interchange is planned for January 2022.
When completed, this project will provide improvements to the northern landing of the Pensacola Bay Bridge and 17th Avenue intersection. The traffic signal at 17th Avenue has been removed to make way for both a new flyover structure coming off the Pensacola Bay Bridge and a new roundabout.
The new flyover structure will have three, 11-foot travel lanes and shoulders that will connect U.S. 98 westbound traffic from the Pensacola Bay Bridge to either Gregory Street or Bayfront Parkway.
Under construction now beneath the flyover is a 15-foot wide, single-lane roundabout that will seamlessly move traffic between U.S. 98, Bayfront Parkway, and 17th Avenue.
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIVITY
Pedestrians and bicyclists should follow basic safety principles at all times:
-Be visible, especially at night or low-light conditions and during -inclement weather.
- -Know and follow all traffic rules, signs, and signals.
- -Stay alert and avoid texting, phone calls, and other distractions.
- -Walk-in safe places and avoid areas where pedestrian traffic is prohibited.