Florida Park Drive Re-Opens After Successful Construction of New Lift Station
Wednesday November, 23 2022
Florida Park Drive has re-opened to through traffic as of Wednesday afternoon, November 23, 2022.
Florida Park Drive has re-opened to through traffic as of Wednesday afternoon, November 23, 2022. The intersection of Florida Park Drive and Farraday Lane was closed in late June due to a Utility project.
The project consisted of reconstructing a section of sanitary sewer and constructing a new lift station to replace an older station at the end of its useful life. This project moved the lift station from the center of Florida Park Drive to Farraday Lane, a lesser traveled road, to allow for wastewater crews to safely work at the site and to eliminate obstruction to the flow of traffic on Florida Park Drive when crews are performing routine maintenance.
The project was delayed for a period of time due to the two tropical storms that hit the area in September and November. The last step in the completion of the project involved Florida Power & Light (FPL) providing power to the station, then completion of the electrical work by the contractor. FPL crews were diverted to areas of Florida without power due to the storms, which delayed the Palm Coast project. FPL was able to complete its portion of the Florida Park Drive project on Wednesday.
Florida Park Drive has re-opened to traffic as of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Farraday Lane to Fawn Lane remains closed at this time due to additional electrical work needed. Farraday Lane connects to Florida Park Drive in two locations. The southern entrance to Farraday Lane, closest to the Island Walk shopping plaza, will remain closed. However, the northern entrance will remain open and accessible.
The City of Palm Coast understands the inconvenience that this project has had on residents and visitors to the area and is thankful for the patience and cooperation of residents and motorists during these important road projects.
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Brittany KershawDirector of Communications & Marketing