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Pine Forest Rd (SR 297) from S of I-10 to N of CR 297A

FDOT office in Chipley

Project Details

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development Environment (PDE) Study for Pine Forest Road from south of SR 8 (I-10) to north of CR 297A in Escambia County, a distance of approximately 1.36 miles.The purpose of this project is to address future vehicular capacity and safety issues on Pine Forest Road. Enhancing these facilities will help to provide additional capacity on this important North-South route in western Escambia County, Florida.Improvements along Pine Forest Road include widening to six lanes from Pine Forest Drive to south of I-10. North of I-10, Pine Forest Road will be widened to four lanes. Curb and gutter will be installed, along with a 10-foot shared use path and a 6-foot sidewalk.Chellie Road will be widened to 11-foot lanes with curb and gutter. Pine Forest Drive will be extended to the west to connect to Chellie Road and will follow the same typical section.Additional improvements include the installation of a signalized intersection at Pine Forest Drive, signalized median U-turns along Nine Mile Road, and construction of a roundabout at CR 297A.This project also includes FPID 441056-3.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:Virtual Project Update: February 2022Hybrid Public Hearing: December 2022PDE Study Complete: July 2023Design is funded for both FPID 441056-2 and 441056-3 in FDOT Fiscal Year 2023. Right of Way and Construction are not funded for either FPID.

Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.

Project Overview

Project Number 441056-2
Work Type Pd&E/Emo Study
Status PD&E
Project Limits
from south of I-10 to north of CR 297A
Project Length 1.360 miles
Estimated Completion Summer 2023
Project Manager Nikole Arrant

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads I-10/SR-8
Counties Escambia
Cities Pensacola

Public Meetings


Nikole Arrant
(850) 415-9017

Data Current as of 04/14/2022