The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 2.
A groundbreaking ceremony scheduled at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the intersection of Mahogany Boulevard and Water Oak Road in Daytona North marks the beginning of the final construction phase to provide the community with a second paved north-south evacuation route – a project that has been a decade in the making.
The 2.5-mile project will pave Water Oak Road between Mahogany Boulevard and County Road 2006, continuing the work that began in 2012. At the time, Flagler County received Community Development Block Grant money to pave Water Oak between State Road 100 and Mahogany Boulevard, the northern end of the project.
“This has been on our project list for a very long time, so we are glad to have the funding to complete it,” said Project Manager Amy Stroger. “It’s an important project for this rural area of our county.”
The majority of the design and construction costs for the $5 million project are funded through the Florida Department of Transportation Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) and its Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).
Completion of the Water Oaks Road paving project is estimated for Spring 2023. When finished, the roadway will have 11-foot travel lanes with 6-foot stabilized shoulders. The project includes the drainage work standard for a paved roadway – pipes and regrading swales – as well as signage and striping.
Of dozens of roads that crisscross the Daytona North community, only one east-west and two north-south streets are currently paved.
County Road 305, the eastern border that is technically just outside Daytona North, runs between State Road 100 and U.S. 17 in Seville. Once Water Oak Road – which runs between County Road 2006 and State Road 100 – is paved, residents will have a second paved route to S.R. 100.
Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson did the design and permitting work for this portion of the paving of Water Oak, GAI Consultants will provide Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services, and the construction was awarded to P&S Paving.