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Emergency/Temporary Repairs to SR A1A Directed by Governor Scott Underway This Week

Public Open House Detailing Plans Wednesday


DeLand – Temporary repairs to open lanes on State Road (SR) A1A in Flagler Beach are underway this week. The effort comes in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which caused extensive damage to SR A1A.


On October 20, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation to expedite the restoration of two-way traffic on A1A in Flagler Beach to get our communities back to work as quickly and safely as possible.


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is announcing it has selected Halifax Paving, Inc. to do the work. The firm was one of five invited to bid. The winning bid is roughly $3.95 million. The timetable for completion is 45 days, and there are additional monetary incentives to get the project completed early. The repair project covers approximately 1.3 miles, from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street in Flagler Beach, and the primary focus is to reopen SR A1A to accommodate two way traffic with temporary lanes. The contractor began work today.


As construction begins, an open house is scheduled for the public to learn more about the project. The open house runs from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 S. Second Street, Flagler Beach, FL. Meeting participants may attend any time during the scheduled hours to learn more. Project information will be available for review, and FDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and receive comments.


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at (386) 943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.


Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Melanie Hand, by phone at 386-212-0449, or via email at mhand@ghyabi.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). 


The Florida Department of Transportation is committed to working with residents, businesses and the community as repairs are made, and recovery efforts continue.