The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold its final public information meeting concerning a feasibility study of State Road (SR) 196 (Bayfront Parkway) from Tarragona Street to SR 30 (U.S. 98/East Chase Street) in Escambia County. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 East Gregory Street, Pensacola.

The intent of this meeting is to present the final study recommendations to enhance safety and traffic flow on Bayfront Parkway. The meeting will be held in an open house format. There will not be a formal presentation, however, representatives from FDOT will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and receive comments.

The primary goal of this study is to enhance safety along Bayfront Parkway by recommending corridor improvements that maintain access to the Port of Pensacola and continue to provide for the movement of the traveling public. The corridor improvements under evaluation were presented at the July 28, 2015 public meeting and include: reassigning the Strategic Intermodal System route, providing an alternate east/west route through one-way pairs, enhancing Bayfront Parkway with a complete street concept, and/or the addition of a roundabout. These improvements will be narrowed down and final recommendations will be on display at the October 13, 2015 meeting.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.

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