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June 5, 2017

Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure update

Weather permitting, resurfacing crews will be working next week on Palafox Street. The work will be performed at night to minimize impacts for drivers and adjacent properties. Here are the Palafox Street segments scheduled for work the week of June 5-9.

Tues., June 6:        
  • Main Street to Garden Street.
  • Palafox Street/Chase Street intersection
  • Palafox Street/Gregory Street intersection
Wed, June 7:
  • Palafox Place to Main Street
Thurs., June 8:     
  • Garden Street to West Jackson Street
  • Palafox Place to Main Street

The schedule is weather-dependent, and may be revised in the event of inclement weather.

The city’s comprehensive street resurfacing program is milling and resurfacing approximately 119-miles of streets, or 1800 blocks, throughout Pensacola. Work in the current phase of the program is scheduled for completion this summer. 

Future phases of the program will begin later this year and extend into 2018. 

Impacts for drivers and/or property owners may include:

  • Temporary lane closures.
  • Temporary parking restrictions.
  • Increased noise.
  • Traffic congestion.
  • Dust from milling operations.
Paving on Baylen

Concurrent with the street resurfacing efforts, Pensacola Energy continues work to replace approximately 46-miles of aging cast-iron natural gas distribution lines with modern and efficient medium-density polyethylene piping. 

The benefits of the program include:

  • Increased safety.
  • Improved system reliability.
  • Reduced maintenance costs.
  • Increased system capacity.

Work in the South Palafox sector was completed last week. Next week will see work in the following sectors:

  • Downtown West.
  • South Palafox.
  • Devillers Area.
  • North Highlands Phase IV.
  • Lakeview Phase III.
  • Bayview Park.

Traffic impacts associated with the natural gas distribution work are few, if any. Crews are digging and boring in the city-owned right-of-way to install the new pipes. Pedestrians may encounter blocked sidewalks, but access to private properties are being maintained at all times.

Property owners are being notified by mail in advance of natural gas work beginning in their area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a street, construction personnel are distributing information door-to-door. At that time, it is important that vehicles parked on the street be removed so that work can begin. Cars left on the street will be subject to relocation. 

More information on the natural gas distribution system improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300. For questions about street resurfacing, contact the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188.

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