Message From The Mayor
What began one year ago as a formidable, elaborate road project is now about 65% complete. The first phase of widening eastbound Palm Coast Parkway to six lanes is finally in our rearview mirror and residents can now focus on the road ahead. Phase Two, the westbound lanes, is presently in progress, to be finished in early summer. Phase Three will extend until December, 2015 when all six-lanes will be open, renovation complete and the construction equipment and orange cones will vanish!
Here's a summary of the final improvements:
- Three lanes of traffic will be constructed and paved both east and westbound, along the 1.23 miles of roadway between Cypress Point Pkwy/Boulder Rock Dr. and Florida Park Dr.
- Bike and pedestrian paths, curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be added along the entire project.
- Irrigation, stormwater retention, signals and signage will be upgraded.
- Landscaping will add 458 new trees and shrubs. Many existing tree have already been transplanted to other Palm Coast locations.
To help reassure you that movement on Palm Coast Parkway will not drive you too crazy, vehicle traffic will continue on two lanes running both east and westbound for as long as possible during the remainder of reconstruction. While it may seem that the new lanes are ready to open, crews are still working on elements of the project that are not always obvious to the naked eye. To ensure evenness of the finished roadway, all six lanes and median cuts will be paved at the same time. Residents and visitors who enter Palm Coast at I-95 and Palm Coast Parkway will soon experience our signature landscape identity, a reminder that our City truly takes pride in our quality of life.
On behalf of your City Council and City staff, please know that we truly appreciate your patience as we upgrade Palm Coast Parkway to better serve our community's transportation needs. Updated information about this project is available at www.palmcoastpkwycom or 1-800-515-9194.