Work on Colbert begins

March 2, 2018 – Work to resurface Colbert Lane and add nearly 5 miles of bicycle lanes began on Friday. 

The $1.86 million project that is largely funded by the Florida Department of Transportation has been on its “work program list” for more than five years is expected to be completed by the end of July.

“We are very fortunate to get the support of the Department of Transportation for funding,” said Commission Chair Greg Hansen. “The county is only required to pay a $25,000 match that will come from the gas tax.”

The project was awarded to Halifax Paving early in February, and workers are scheduled to work around the clock – during the day on concrete work, while milling and paving will be done at night.

“The bids came in above budget, but they were within the engineering estimate,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib. “FDOT came back with the additional $225,708 to fund the project.”

The roadway will be resurfaced the entire 7 miles from Palm Coast Parkway SE to State Road 100. In addition to adding 4.8 miles of bicycle lanes, there will be a paved entrance into Graham Swamp Preserve.

Grady Prather Jr. Cove, which is off of Colbert Lane, will later be added to resurface from Colbert Lane to Herschel King Park.