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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

FDOT Announces a Public Hearing for February 20th RE: 9-Mile Road 4-Lane Project in Beulah--

From FDOT today:

RE:    State Road (S.R.) 10 (Nine Mile Road/U.S. 90) Multilane Reconstruction from S.R. 10A (U.S. 90) to County Road (C.R.) 99 (Beulah Road), Escambia County
Financial Project Identification Number:  218605-5-32-01

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing concerning proposed access management modifications on the above-referenced project from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Smyrna Baptist Church, 7000 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola. The hearing will begin with an informal open house at 5:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and public comment period at 6 p.m. 

The intent of this project is to increase capacity, improve safety, and accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic.  Improvements include widening the 1.8-mile section of Nine Mile Road from a two to four-lane rural roadway with a 40-foot grassed median, buffered bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and drainage upgrades. There are proposed operational improvements at Allegheny Avenue and the Fire Station.   Tower Ridge Road will also be realigned with Nine Mile Road as part of the project. Right-of-way is needed for this project.  Construction is not currently funded in the FDOT Five Year Work Program.  

Additional project information is available and can be viewed hereThe handout will also be available at the hearing.  Maps, drawings, and other information will be on display.  FDOT representatives will be available to discuss proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments. Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Sandra Lamb, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, toll-free at (866) 855-7275 at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Should you have any questions regarding the project or this hearing, please contact Sandra Lamb at the number above or via email at  You may also contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at (888) 638-0250, extension 1205, or by email at

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