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Scenic Highway project
If you've driven by the Interstate 10 - Scenic Highway interchange recently,
You might be wondering, "where did all the trees go?!"
The mature Live Oaks were cleared out last week to make room for two water retention ponds.
It's all part of a road-widening project.
The project will widen Interstate 10 between Davis Highway and the Escambia Bay Bridge.
Scenic Highway will also be widened between Whisper Way and Northpointe Parkway.
Sound walls will eventually be installed, along with new ramps.
Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson asked the state to replant the area with mature, native trees when the work is complete.
The entire project, including the landscaping, is expected to be finished by the fall of 2016.