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Park Officials - Additional Work Required on Hwy 399 Before Opening To Passenger Vehicles

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials are working with local community emergency services personnel to accommodate emergency services and provide an evacuation route, if needed, during ongoing repairs to J. Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399.  Additional work is required to provide safe passage for passenger vehicles and to meet Federal Highway Administration requirements.




Pensacola Bay Bridge Update

With concrete poured for the first new bridge deck, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its contractors are increasing all the necessary efforts to repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge by March 2021.

The current numbers on the demolition and repair activities to date include:

  • Eight fully damaged spans removed.
  • 13 partial damaged spans removed. 
  • 21 damaged pedestrian path beams removed.
  • 66 damaged I-beams removed with eight replaced.
  • Five damaged trophy pieces removed.
  • 30 replacement piles driven.

The Pensacola Bay Bridge has a targeted re-opening date of March 2021. 




Pensacola Beach Lifeguards to Host a Tryout on Feb. 6

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host a tryout in February for individuals looking for a challenging, rewarding and exciting job with a starting pay of $14.57 per hour. Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. The tryout will take place at the University of West Florida Aquatic Center, located at 11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 72. Applicants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early and to bring all relevant certifications to the tryout event. 




Mardi Gras Events and Parties

Wigwacker Wacked Out Party, Kids and Kritters Mardi Gras Bead Give Away, Kids and Kritters Virtual Parade, Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade, Bamboo Willie’s Weekend Beachside Party Gras, Courage For Charlotte Carting for a Cause, Mardi Gras Flounder’s Style, Crab’s Mardi Gras No Parade Party! and NEW DATE for Shoe Box Float Parade at Paradise. Read more for details. 



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