The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is partnering with the City of Pensacola and Escambia County to identify and address the strategic road safety challenges on West Cervantes Street in Pensacola.
This project focuses on pedestrian safety based on the recommendations of the W. Cervantes Corridor Management Plan (Dec 2016)
• FDOT will be requesting public input on proposed project features to include:
o Reduce the vehicle lane widths, retain two vehicle travel lanes in each direction
o Numerous mid-block pedestrian crosswalks
o Construct a raised center median with a low barrier and specific openings for pedestrians to safely cross
o Add an additional traffic signals along the corridor.
o Supplement existing street lighting to light intersections and crosswalks.
Funding for the $7.5 million project is a collaborative effort with both with City of Pensacola and Escambia County each contributing $1 million along with a $5.5 million combination of federal and state transportation funds.
Public workshops will be held mid-July at the Brownsville Community Center and August at the Fricker Community Center. Additional public engagement opportunities will be scheduled to inform and receive feedback from the community on functional and pedestrian-oriented safety improvements.
Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.
Data current as of 7/17/2019.