Escambia County

FDOT releases plan for making Pace Blvd safer for pedestrians

January 23, 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is in the process of designing a project make a portion of Pace Boulevard safer for pedestrians.

The primary intent of the project is to improve nighttime pedestrian safety by adding LED lighting along Barrancas Ave./Pace Blvd. (State Road 292) at 10 intersections that already have traffic signals:

  • S. 2nd Street,
  • Live Oak Avenue,
  • S. Pace Boulevard,
  • W. Garden Street (US 98/SR 30),
  • W. Jackson Street,
  • W. Cervantes (US 90/SR 10A),
  • W. Jordan Street,
  • St. Mary Avenue,
  • W. Fairfield Drive (SR 295), and
  • W. Herman Avenue.

The plan calls for Gulf Power installed and maintain the lighting.

Local officials have been asked to review and comment on the Phase II (60%) Plans by Feb. 5.

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  • Jarah Jacquay January 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Great news! Thanks again for your coverage of bike/pedestrian issues. Walkability is a key component of livability. These types of infrastructure improvements are necessary to increase our regional and national competitiveness in attracting talent and investment capital.
    See: https://knightfoundation.org/features/livable-cities/