FDOT to begin $7 million construction project in Pensacola

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The Florida Department of Transportation is set to begin a $7 million construction project to improve pedestrian safety along West Cervantes St.

The agency is improving pedestrian safety along a 2.2-mile section of West Cervantes St., from Dominguez St. to A St.

Planned improvements along West Cervantes St. include constructing seven lighted midblock crosswalks, ADA-compliant ramps, and a wider multi-use path. New traffic signals will be added at four intersections and existing signals will be enhanced with upgraded pedestrian features.

Vehicle lane widths will be reduced, and the speed limit will be lowered to 30 mph. A raised center median with a low barrier and designated openings for pedestrians at selected locations will be constructed within the project limits.

The project also includes enhanced lighting and landscaping and irrigation improvements. In addition, crews will mill and resurface the roadway where median and signal work is performed.

The work is estimated for completion in early 2022.

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