The last of the seven bridges to be replaced on County Road 305 has been completed and is open to traffic.
The finishing touches of paving and striping were finished late Tuesday afternoon. Completion of the bridge over Middle Haw Creek was delayed by a week of rain. The rain prevented work crews from being able to compact the sub-base for the pavement.
The Middle Haw Creek Bridge was the largest of all seven bridges that were replaced. Construction began on the bridge June 23, 2014. Superior Construction of Jacksonville was the contractor and construction inspection and engineering review is being done by by England Thims and Miller also of Jacksonville. The total cost of construction is approximately $2.5 million paid for by a State Department of Transportation grant.
Two box culverts still have to be replaced to complete the roadway but work on the first one just north of the intersection with 2006 will not begin until February 2 and that section of the road will be closed to through traffic for about 45 days.
The construction is part of a plan to replace all seven bridges and several culverts on the heavily used County Road 305 and widen the road to bring it up to current road and safety standards. Most of the work is being paid for by State Department of Transportation grants.
Once work is complete on the culvert just north of County Road 2006, another culvert just north of the “S” turns on County Road 305 will be the final project and close the road sometime in March for an additional 45 days.
Work on the culverts is being done by AWA Contractors of Jacksonville and construction inspection and engineering review is being done by England Thims and Miller of Jacksonville. The cost of the project to replace the culverts is $670,083 and is being paid for by a Florida Department of Transportation grant.
For more information on the culvert construction schedules and detours around the construction go to the Flagler County website under the Quick Links section on the county’s home page.