Contact: Courtney Humbaugh at 850-698-5211 or info@I-10Escambia.com
Drivers will encounter a new traffic pattern on Interstate 10 (I-10) eastbound near the U.S. 29 exit in Pensacola beginning Sunday night, Aug. 13. The wider bridge and travel lanes will open, removing the eastbound left merge lane onto I-10 from U.S. 29 south. Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews perform operations to transition traffic to the new configuration.
"The construction team worked diligently to complete this part of the project and eliminate the left-side merge," said Senior Project Engineer Erica Jernigan. "The measure will benefit the many commuters who travel the route daily."
In the new configuration, three I-10 eastbound travel lanes will merge with the current three lanes just east of the I-10/U.S. 29 interchange. Drivers traveling from U.S. 29 north to I-10 eastbound will have a standard right-side merge onto I-10 eastbound.
All construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.
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