Street Resurfacing and Natural Gas Infrastructure Improvement Project

Work is underway on a $30 million construction initiative that will resurface more than 119 miles of city streets and replace aging natural gas lines that supply 1800 city blocks. Construction crews worked around heavy rainfall to kick-off the program by milling and repaving streets in West Pensacola.
Resurfacing city streets will deliver multiple benefits that include safer, smoother riding surfaces; reduced maintenance costs; and a more attractive appearance for our neighborhoods.
Property owners are being alerted by mail one to two weeks in advance of work beginning on their street. Then, approximately 24 hours in advance of planned work, information is being distributed door-to-door. Upon receiving the 24 hour alert it is important that property owners remove vehicles parked on the street so that milling and resurfacing work can proceed.

Current Status:

Work will continue this week in the city’s $30 million street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure improvement program. Street resurfacing work is currently focused primarily on residential streets in the western part of the city where more than 68,000-square-yards of pavement has been milled, and more than 4,000-tons of new asphalt applied.

Downtown milling and resurfacing work is planned to begin this week. Much of the downtown work will be performed at night to minimize traffic and business impacts.    

In all, more than 1800 city blocks, or approximately 119-miles of city streets, will be rehabilitated in the aggressive transportation infrastructure improvement program. None of the streets have been repaved in the past 10 years. Residents and property owners are reminded to remove vehicles parked on the street prior to the work beginning. They are being notified by mail of the schedule, and by information left on their doorway 24-48 hours in advance of work beginning on their street.

Potential impacts associated with the work may include:

  • Congestion from construction vehicle traffic.
  • Noise, dust, and vibration.
  • Temporary street closures and detours.
  • On-street parking restrictions.

Pensacola Energy’s natural gas distribution system is also being modernized. Construction crews are currently working in the South Palafox and Downtown West sectors to replace aging, inefficient cast-iron pipes with new polyethylene piping. The entire program involves replacement of more than 46-miles of underground natural gas pipes.

Potential impacts associated with the work include:
  • Temporary lane closures, though sporadic and few.
  • Sidewalks blocked by construction equipment and excavation work.
  • On-street parking restrictions.

Further information on the street resurfacing program is available by calling the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins Inc. , (850) 380-9188.

Information on the natural gas infrastructure improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300. 

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