A 7 days after the Pensacola Bay Bridge reopened, authorities say there have been very couple incidents and drivers must be expecting the entire 4 lanes of visitors to be open inside weeks.

The Pensacola Bay Bridge reopened to targeted visitors May 28, 8 months right after sustaining significant problems through Hurricane Sally.

Motorists were being told to expect delays with the reopening as construction is ongoing, and a portion of the four-lane roadway is restricted to two lanes of journey for a part of the bridge, but Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Ian Satter mentioned Friday that while there have been some peak-hour delays, if not there haven’t been any sizeable troubles claimed.

“We’re monitoring the condition quite a great deal 24/7. It’s been a 7 days given that we have opened up the bridge and we knew it would just take some time to get accustomed to the new configuration, this takes place any time we have a building venture, but we also understood men and women would be pretty keen to get back again to utilizing the bridge,” he mentioned.

Satter reported by means of Memorial Day weekend — which is usually a significant-traffic weekend — the Pensacola Bay Bridge noticed 35,000 autos for each working day cross, and the Garcon Position Bridge detour experienced about 15,000 per day, showing that numerous motorists are continue to applying the alternate route as a result of Santa Rosa County. 

The Garcon Position Bridge toll is suspended via Sunday, and officials haven’t nevertheless stated irrespective of whether the suspension will be extended after a lot more to cover commuters’ fares until eventually the four lanes of the Pensacola Bay Bridge are restored.