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April 19, 2017

WEEK 8: Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure upgrades

Dry weather and comfortable temperatures last week set the stage for progress in the city’s $30 million street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure upgrades program. Construction crews representing Pensacola Energy worked in the Downtown West and South Palafox sectors of the city to replace antiquated cast-iron natural gas lines with modern, corrosion-free medium-density polyethylene pipe.

Work on the program is expected to continue throughout the city until mid-2018. Approximately 46-miles of cast-iron pipes will be replaced, some of it installed more than a century ago. Once completed, residents in these areas will have a more reliable, safe, and efficient system; and taxpayers will benefit from lower lifecycle maintenance costs
Pensacola Energy serves approximately 43,000 natural gas customers.

The city’s street resurfacing efforts are currently focused in the downtown area and in the western section of Pensacola. It’s an aggressive program that is milling and resurfacing about 1800 city blocks, or 119-miles of streets and roadways.

Taxpayer benefits associated with the work include:
  • Enhanced traffic safety.
  • Better drainage.
  • Smoother rides.
  • Less wear-and-tear on vehicles (front end alignments, tires, chipped windshields, etc.).
  • Aesthetic improvements for the city’s residential and commercial districts.
Property owners and tenants are reminded to remove vehicles parked on the street so the resurfacing work can begin. 
Milling on East Zaragoza

For both the natural gas improvements, and the resurfacing work, streets and the city-owned right-of-way must be clear of vehicles. 

Citizens are being notified by mail in advance of work beginning in their area. Then, within 24-48 hours of work beginning on a street, crew members are distributing information door-to-door reminding property owners and tenants to temporarily remove vehicles so the work can be accomplished.

More information on the street resurfacing program is available by contacting Atkins, Inc., the city’s engineering consultant, at (850) 380-9188. Information on the natural gas system improvements is available by contacting Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300.

To view the week 8 summary and other documents click here.

Boring on West Belmont Street
Boring on West Belmont Street
Street resurfacing underway
Street resurfacing underway
Natural gas improvements map
Natural gas improvements map
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