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Pensacola Bay Bridge westbound structure opens to traffic February 14

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will open the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) span of the Pensacola Bay Bridge on U.S. 98 to vehicular traffic by 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. The two spans of the bridge are now temporarily accommodating two east and two westbound travel lanes, but upon final completion of the project each structure will support three lanes of traffic in each direction, along with inside and outside shoulders, and 10-foot-wide multiuse paths for pedestrians and bicyclists.




SRIA Announces Bands on the Beach Schedule

Pensacola Beach's popular outdoor concert series, Bands on the Beach, is back starting April 4, 2023, and features diverse bands and performances for every musical taste.
Presented by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, these free, weekly concerts are held every Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach – overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.





Sea Turtle Nesting Season Started May 1

Sea turtle nesting season kicked off in Escambia County as of Sunday, May 1.Lights out! Leave only your footprints! Fill any holes that you dig! Stay out of posted areas. Read Turtle Trax in each edition of Island Times. 




Take a Journey Along the Eco Trail, online

Santa Rosa Island Authority recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. PensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island. An interactive map hosted on the website guides visitors along the trail which stretches from just outside the Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens gate to Park East - just before the Opal Beach area.