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Purpose Basis for performing the replacement bridge study Lack of modern safety provisions Does not meet current desirable navigation requirements Deteriorating.

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2 Purpose Basis for performing the replacement bridge study Lack of modern safety provisions Does not meet current desirable navigation requirements Deteriorating conditions indicate that the twin bridges are structurally deficient No facilities for bikes and pedestrians FDOT maintenance costs are substantially increasing without a high value of return on the investment Will not adequately handle future traffic demand Study Purpose Determine the best solution for replacement of the existing bridge

3 Preferred Corridor Central Corridor

4 Preferred Corridor – Central Least disruptive to community facilities Pensacola Wayside Park Gulf Breeze Wayside Parks – East & West Gulf Breeze Boat Launch/Emergency Services Pensacola Welcome Center Escambia County Fishing Bridge Least Disruptive to the Marine Environment Essential Fish Habitat Endangered and Protected Species Cultural Resources Least Disruptive to Residents and Businesses Preserved the greatest amount of shoreline

5 Central Corridor Design Alternatives Build Alternatives Central East Central West FDOT/FHWA are also required to assess a no build condition throughout the PD&E study

6 Central East & West – Design Alternatives Central West Central East

7 17 th Avenue – Fly-over Ramp Welcome Center Boat Launch Flag Memorial Fishing Bridge Green Shores Restoration Railroad Bridge Fish & Wildlife Bldg

8 Wayside Park Concept Plan

9 One – On – One Meetings Website pensacolabaybridge.com Newsletters Community Stakeholders Neighborhood Associations Informal Public Meetings Special Interest Groups Project Advisory Group (PAG) Local, State & Federal Officials Alternatives Public Meeting Fall 2012 Federal, State & Local Government Public Outreach

10 Current Status and Ending Tasks Extensive coordination with local governments/state and federal agencies Refined the alternatives and completed the preliminary engineering analysis Completed the environmental documents Air, noise, contamination evaluation Wetlands, endangered species, essential fish habitat Archeological & historic Sites (Marine Artifacts) Parks & recreation sites Prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment /Section 4(f) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Document Present the alternatives and the environmental documents to the public Evaluate comments, complete the Environmental Document and secure approval of the preferred alternative from the Federal Highway Administration

11 Build Alternatives – Matrix Evaluations Businesses/Residences Community Services Parks/Recreational Sites Archaeological Sites Public Comments Project Cost Natural Environmental Currently Preferred Alternative CENTRAL WEST

12 Avoidance of Park Property – Section 4(f) Section 4(f) of the 1966 Surface Transportation Act passed by the US Congress requires the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to evaluate alternatives that avoid parks, national historic sites, and waterfowl refuges Prior to the taking of land from any of the above named places FHWA must demonstrate that the avoidance alternatives are not reasonable or prudent. The Pensacola Bay bridge Replacement study has to comply with this statute. Three potential alternatives were examined: Avoidance to the East Avoidance to the West Remain inside the existing FDOT right of way

13 Avoidance of Park Property – Section 4(f) Section 4(f) of the 1966 Surface Transportation Act passed by the US Congress requires the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to evaluate alternatives that avoid parks, national historic sites, and waterfowl refuges Prior to the taking of land from any of the above named places FHWA must demonstrate that the avoidance alternatives are not reasonable or prudent. The Pensacola Bay bridge Replacement study has to comply with this statute. Three potential alternatives were examined: Avoidance to the East Avoidance to the West Remain inside the existing FDOT right of way

14 Park Avoidance Alternative - East

15 Park Avoidance Alternative - West

16 Park Avoidance Alternative - Central Construction Detour via Navarre Pensacola I-10 Pensacola Bay Bridge Navarre Gulf Breeze I-110 US 98 SR 281

17 Shared - use Path Paths on each one of the twin bridges

18 Shared-use Path Path on one of the twin bridges (east bridge)

19 Shared-use Path Path on one of the twin bridges (east bridge)

20 Public Hearing Build Alternatives Central East Central West Multi-use path options Section 4(f) avoidance considerations Draft Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f) Document Engineering & Environmental Support Documents PUBLIC HEARING June 10, 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel (Adjacent to Civic Center) Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

21 Project Schedule PROJECT TASK Notice to Proceed Agency and Government Kick-Off Meetings Data Collection Corridors Analysis Corridors Public Meeting Engineering Analysis Alternatives Public Workshop Environmental Analysis Public Hearing Environmental Assessment (EA) Approval by FHWA FHWA Location Design Concept Acceptance J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D

22 Contact US! J. Brandon Bruner, PE Director – Environmental Management Office FDOT, District Highway 90 Chipley, FL (850) Dan Kristoff, PE Project Manager RS&H, Inc Deerwood Park Blvd. South Jacksonville, FL (904) Nick Arnio, PE, PTOE Deputy Project Manager RS&H, Inc Old Water Oak Road, Suite 202 Tallahassee, FL (850)

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