Scenic Highway reopens after major repairs

Scenic Highway reopens

ESCAMBIA CO., Fla. (WALA) – The Florida Department of Transportation has completed the reconstruction of Scenic Highway south of Scenic Highway Circle in Escambia County Thursday, July 17 and has opened the road to traffic.

The $1.2 million repair project south of Scenic Highway Circle began May 14 and included the reconstruction of the road, installation of new drainage features and culverts, installation of guard rail and the construction of a retaining wall.

Heavy rains and flooding in the area in April 2014 caused damage to Scenic Highway in several locations, resulting in a partial or total collapse of portions of the roadway.

Drivers may encounter intermittent lane closures north of Scenic Highway Circle as crews continue to finish repairs to Scenic Highway to Scenic Highway.

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