FDOT is constructing a replacement for the Pensacola Bay Bridge that carries US 98 (SR 30) traffic over the bay and connects the cities of Pensacola (in Escambia County) and Gulf Breeze (in Santa Rosa County). US 98 is a significant east-west transportation corridor in the region and is also primary hurricane evacuation route for the Northwest Florida coast.
The bridge is currently closed after sustaining damage from barges during Hurricane Sally in September 2020. FDOT estimates completing needed repairs and reopening the bridge in March 2021. Meantime, traffic is detoured to State Road 281 (Garcon Point Bridge) and State Road 87 in Santa Rosa County. Tolls have been temporarily suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge.
More information on the repair program is available at www.fdot.gov/pensacolabay.
When complete, the $427 million project will increase safety and improve traffic flow for the estimated 58,000 drivers who travel the bridge each day.
Sign-up for project updates at http://www.pensacolabaybridge.com/sign-up-for-project-updates.
No traffic Impacts at this time.
Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.
Data current as of 05/03/2021