Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure update
More than 1,600 blocks have now been re-paved in the city’s two-year effort to mill and resurface approximately 1,800 blocks, or 119-miles, of streets and roadways. The program includes streets throughout Pensacola, none of which have been resurfaced in at least a decade.
Work will continue this week to mill and resurface roadways and repair damaged curbs and gutters. Drivers on North 14th Avenue may encounter daytime traffic impacts on the nine blocks between East Hayes and East Maxwell Streets.
Vehicles must be removed from the street before work can begin. Cars left parked on the city-owned right-of-way will be subject to relocation. Completion of the street resurfacing program is currently scheduled for later this year.
Meantime, Pensacola Energy crews will be working throughout the city on a program to replace more than 75-miles of obsolete, cast-iron natural gas lines with new, polyethylene pipes.
Benefits of the new gas main include:
•Improved operational efficiency.
•Reduced maintenance costs.
•Greater capacity for use of modern natural gas appliances such as whole-house generators, tankless water heaters, and large pool and spa heaters
The natural gas work is taking place primarily off the roadway and presenting few traffic impacts. But, as is the case with the street resurfacing, vehicles parked on the street must be removed before work begins. The natural gas main replacement program is slated for completion early next year.
All planned construction activities are weather-dependent. Work may be postponed, delayed, or re-scheduled in the event of rain, cold, windy or other inclement conditions.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by calling the city’s information line, (850) 380-9188. Questions about the natural gas distribution system upgrades should be referred to Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300.