As the initial phase of the King Middle School sidewalk project wraps up on Rosasco Street from Dogwood Drive to Stewart Street, the second phase of the project will commence from the intersection of Rosasco Street and Byrom Street, southward along the east side of Byrom Street tying to the existing sidewalk on Magnolia Street. There will also be a sidewalk along the north side of King Street from Byrom Street eastward to the existing sidewalk on Stewart Street.
The King Middle School sidewalk project is a joint effort with Santa Rosa County, the City of Milton and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The total project cost is $438,259.17 with Santa Rosa County contributing $97,011.08, the City of Milton contributing $118,569.09 and FDOT contributing $222,679 through the local agency program. The funding application was submitted by Santa Rosa County to FDOT in 2010 at the request of the City of Milton.
This project is combined with sidewalk projects along Glover Lane and sidewalks near Jasmine, Susan and Walker Streets in Milton. Bids were received on Oct. 17, 2019 with Chavers Construction awarded as the low bidder meeting specification. With a start date of Jan. 6, the contract time is 210 days with completion by Aug. 2, weather permitting.
In addition, there will be continuous shoulder work zones and periodic lane closures in various locations along the project limits for the duration of the project. The majority of lane closures will be for less than one day. Santa Rosa County urges motorists to observe all warning signs, barricades and traffic flagmen during construction. Citizens are also asked to stay off the sidewalks when the concrete is wet and observe all sidewalk closure signs and barricades as repairs delay progress and cost additional money.
Additional info will be released as the other project phases commence. Find a view of the project map here. For more information, contact Rebecca Jones, assistant county engineer, at 850-981-7100.