Flagler Completes County Road 13 Construction $1M Under Budget

By on October 31, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Officials have confirmed that the County Road 13 construction project in Espanola has been finished, about $1 million under the budget.

On Thursday, representatives from Flagler County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Halifax Paving, Built-Rite Construction, and SAI Consulting Engineers walked through the completed 3.2-mile project.

“It doesn’t sound like a big project, but it included widening the road and replacing more than 20 culverts to improve drainage. We also installed guardrails to enhance public safety,” said Flagler County Project Administrator, Alex Spiller. “We were also able to include paving three short residential roadways in Espanola.”

County Road 13, which is in-between U.S. 1 and County Road 205, is now mostly complete except for some minor final additions. The construction project began in May of this year and in September, Knox Jones Avenue, Lincoln Street, and Railroad Street were paved in addition to other roadwork in the area.

“We are able to complete a lot of road projects because of the grants we are able to get from the Department of Transportation,” said Faith Alkhatib, Flagler County Engineer.

FDOT granted $242,948 for the project’s design through its Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) and an additional $3.4 million for construction through its Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP). Halifax Paving was contracted to complete the construction work, and they were able to do it $1 million under the FDOT budget.

“That money doesn’t come back to Flagler County, but it does become available for FDOT to award to other projects,” said Alkhatib. “It is always a benefit to our residents when we can bring in a project under budget while maintaining high standards.”

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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