SR 173 Improvements

  • Tyler Strickland

    Tyler Strickland P.E., J.D.

    State Transportation Leader - Florida Contact
Escambia County, Fla., U.S.A.
Florida Department of Transportation
State Route 173, also known as Blue Angel Parkway, is one of Escambia County’s most heavily travelled rural two-lane highways, seeing more than 18,700 vehicles a day on average. Due to severe pavement cracking and rutting, as well as multiple American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and safety issues, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) called on GS&P to provide roadway design services to make commuting safer for the Pensacola community.

GS&P’s design called for the resurfacing of existing travel lanes, auxiliary lanes and paved shoulders along 2.925-miles of the two-lane road. The design also provided pedestrian signal upgrades at State Route 296, State Route 10 and State Route 297, ADA upgrades including curb ramp and sidewalk improvements, and signage and pavement marking upgrades. Additionally, the GS&P design team corrected superelevation and improved overall drainage.

The State Route 173 improvements addressed the community’s safety concerns, enhancing the highway to benefit motorists travelling through the Pensacola community. 
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