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Beach Fishing Pier Repair Estimate is $1.98 million

Hurricane Sally damaged the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier on Sept. 16. According to Escambia County Commissioner Bender's office, FEMA inspected the pier about 6 weeks ago and a Preliminary Engineering Assessment (PEA) Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier that was prepared by Mott McDonald for Escambia County. The PEA estimates repairs to cost $1.98 million. 




NRDA Trustee Implementation Group Releases Proposed $62M Florida Restoration Plan for Public Comment

The Florida Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Implementation Group released its Draft Restoration Plan II and Environmental Assessment, including 11 projects within Escambia County and adjacent localities. NRDA invites the public to comment on the full suite of 19 restoration projects through Mar. 29.

A public webinar will be held Mar. 11 at 4 p.m. CST. Those seeking to attend can register with this link.




Escambia County Seeks Public Input on Universal Access for County Parks, Barrier Islands

Escambia County invites the public to attend a virtual meeting discussing Project Universal Access, Mar. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Residents can register at




FDOT announces phased reopening of Pensacola Bay Bridge to begin March 2021. Final repairs to be completed by Memorial Day.

The first phase will open two lanes of traffic (one in each direction) for the first 4,000 feet on the Pensacola side. The remaining approximate two miles of the bridge will be open to four lanes of traffic (two in each direction). During this initial phase, the speed limit will be temporarily set at 35 mph and emergency refuge areas will be available on the bridge.



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