Escambia County adopted a Local Preference Initiative on September 16, 2013, to improve local business access to bidding on vehicles and equipment being sought for purchase by the County. The initiative took effect October 1, 2013. The Escambia County website, MyEscambia.com, has implemented an alert specifically for businesses and residents interested in updates regarding Purchasing, a division of Budget and Management Services.
Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use due to predicted winds and high surf this weekend, effective at 4 p.m. today, Friday, November 21, through Monday, November 24.
All day use visitors and campers at Fort Pickens will be asked to leave by 4 p.m. today.
The Escambia County Annual Pass Sales Office, located within the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), is expanding its hours for the renewal of annual passes for the Bob Sikes toll plaza on Pensacola Beach. Unlike previous years, the renewal must be completed in person at the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) office, located at 1 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach.
The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recently announced that an image from Escambia County will be included in its 2015 FAC Calendar: Sunrises and Sunsets.
The right lane of eastbound Interstate 10 between the 9th Avenue overpass and just west of the Scenic Highway overpass will be closed from 7 p.m. on Monday, November 24, to 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, as crews position a large construction crane. Motorists are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through the work zone.