President Obama’s announcement Wednesday that bridge replacement would be accelerated under a new transportation plan includes one local project.
Speaking in Tarrytown, New York, Obama pointed to that city’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project – which is ahead of schedule -- as an example. And now, the President wants to broaden the list of such projects to be placed on the fast-track.
Residents and local officials gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Pensacola Tuesday, for a look at the proposed new bridge over Pensacola Bay.
Representatives from the Jacksonville-based consulting firm Reynolds, Smith and Hills unveiled the most current plan using the so-called west-central corridor to the Project Advisory Group -- 14 members representing local government, business and residents.
Ian Satter with DOT says the new bridge would feature some major changes – both aesthetic and practical -- from what’s now on the 54-year-old span.
The Florida Department of Transportation outlined its 5 year plan for the future this week. The outline from the FDOT include millions of dollars in future road improvements in the panhandle. Ian Satter, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation says the plans include a major road widening project.
9 Mile Road will be expanded from from two to four lanes from I-10 to Pine Forest Road. There will be some large scale resurfacing of roads in Escambia County including Creighton Road from Davis Highway to US-90.