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Law of motion causes Gulf Breeze traffic standstills

Law of motion causes Gulf Breeze traffic standstills

Sir Isaac Newton could have told you so: There would be consequences to tinkering with the timing of traffic lights in the City of Gulf Breeze in an effort to smooth vehicular flow on Highway 98. The 17th Century physicist unintentionally forecast the city’s newest challenge for motorists when he wrote his celebrated Third Law […]

County officials scramble for flood control answers

County officials scramble for flood control answers

From requiring developers to dig deeper stormwater retention ponds to imposing new fees on residents that would pay for better drainage, a task force of Santa Rosa residents, county officials and engineers is recommending measures to fight flooding. The strategies are detailed in a draft report from the group that is scheduled to be discussed […]

Bridge bells and whistles still undecided

Bridge bells and whistles still undecided

The planned new Pensacola Bay Bridge may feature red, white and blue lights for much of its 3.7 miles on the Fourth of July. Or not. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Roadway collisions with bears on the rise

Roadway collisions with bears on the rise

Drivers are warned to be aware of bears on roadways because it’s not uncommon for an accident to occur that involves a bear being hit by a car. More than 3,200 bears have been killed on roads in the state between 1990 and 2015, with more than 200 being killed in each of the last […]

New Traffic Signal to be installed on U.S. 98 and East Bay Boulevard

New Traffic Signal to be installed on  U.S. 98 and East Bay Boulevard

Construction activities will begin at the intersection of U.S. 98 and County Road 399 (East Bay Boulevard) in Santa Rosa County the week of June 20. The $321,000 project includes the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection.  Motorists can expect lane restrictions, however, there will be no work requiring lane closures between the […]

Gulf Breeze police warn of car thefts, burglaries

Gulf Breeze police warn of car thefts, burglaries

Several unlocked cars parked in Gulf Breeze residential driveways have been burglarized recently and two of the vehicles were stolen, police say. “It’s mainly driveways of residences within the city,” said Gulf Breeze Police Sgt. Steve Neff. “Every time the car has been stolen the key has been left in the car, the doors unlocked.” […]

Bigger Better Bridge

Bigger Better Bridge

A “notice to proceed” to replace the aging Pensacola Bay Bridge will be given by end of the year if everything falls into place, says Florida Department of Transportation engineer, Kerrie Harrell. Harrell drove from Tallahassee Thursday morning, Jan. 14 to speak to the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Andrews Institute. “My […]