Leaving Saturday for 30-A. I-10?

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  1. Paige

    Paige Beach Lover

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    We are leaving Saturday morning for Seagrove. How is I-10 going east over Escambia Bay in Pensacola? Should I take a different route? I'm coming from Arkansas.

    How about the drive home? Take I-10 or a different route?
     
  2. drsvelte

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    I still believe there is only one lane open eastbound on I-10 over Escambia. The most I've been hung up in delays there is about 20 minutes. Going down to 98 probably won't help alot. There's a lot of construction on I-110 and 98 between FWB and Destin is partially one-lane due to the wash-out. Delays there can be significant depending on time-of-day. On Tuesday we saw westbound traffic backed-up over East Pass into Destin itself. :sosad:
     
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    From the WEAR-tv website:

    http://www.weartv.com/news/Stories/August/0804/fdot0804.shtml

    "The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would like to advise residents and motorists of two upcoming construction-related activities on the I-10 bridges over Escambia Bay that may have an impact on traffic. During these activities, motorists are asked to use caution and to obey the posted speed limits.

    Starting immediately and commencing for the next six weeks, crews from Tidewater Skanska Flatiron Constructors, contractors for the bridge construction, will be unloading materials from the right shoulder of the existing I-10 eastbound bridge. The work will utilize a lane closure on the shoulder to protect workers. The travel lane will remain open. Operations will occur intermittently weekdays, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by 5 p.m.

    On Tuesday (August 9), crews from Tidewater Skanska Flatiron Constructors will be replacing deck panels on the eastbound I-10 bridge. The operation will begin at 6 a.m. and will be completed by 11 a.m. The work will require the use of a rolling roadblock. During a rolling roadblock, police officers slow or stop traffic to create a 5-minute gap in traffic while a deck panel is removed. As soon as the panel is replaced, traffic is released and allowed to flow freely for 30 to 60 minutes until the next cycle. While there will be some interruption to flow, drivers at the back of the line may not even realize traffic was stopped or that a rolling roadblock was used. Drivers wishing to avoid possible delays may detour to US 90 by exiting at Davis Highway (exit 13) or at Scenic Highway (exit 17) and proceeding north, following the detour signs."

    I'd still probably take I-10 to avoid the general US 98 suckage.
     

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