Construction is set to begin in January on a plan to transform Georgia Avenue in Downtown DeLand.
(DeLand, FL) – Construction is set to begin in January on a
plan to transform Georgia Avenue in Downtown DeLand.
In August 2017, the City
Commission awarded a contract to Gomez Construction Company to construct the
Georgia Avenue Streetscape. This project includes removal and replacement of
the Georgia Avenue roadway and sidewalks, drainage improvements, removable
bollards and limited landscaping.
The contractor plans to begin
delivery of materials and equipment to a staging area located on the southeast
corner of Howry and Clara Avenues and the City Hall parking lot during the
first week of January. Construction activities in the Florida/Georgia Avenue
intersection will begin during the week of January 15, 2018.
New streetlights with decorative
poles will be provided by Duke Energy and trash receptacles will be added by
the City upon completion of the project. The new roadway will be surfaced with
concrete pavers. Sidewalks will be constructed of concrete with decorative
The work will be constructed in
phases. During the first phase, a new stormwater pipeline will be constructed
from the west side of Florida Ave., running eastward to a point about two
thirds of the way up Georgia Avenue toward Woodland Boulevard. New drainage
inlets will be installed. During that phase, Florida Avenue will be closed at
the Georgia Avenue intersection for about two days. Detour signage and
barricades will be provided. Pipeline installation in Georgia Avenue will take
several additional weeks. Georgia Avenue will be partially closed with traffic
directed one way (westbound) only. Local access will be provided as necessary.
Pipe excavation will be backfilled nightly.
During a second phase of work,
sidewalks and remaining pavement on the north half of Georgia Avenue will be
removed and reconstructed. During the first phase, essential vehicular traffic
will be allowed to travel westbound only. Pedestrian access to businesses will
be maintained on the south side of the street with temporary crossings to
businesses on the north side.
Work on the south half of the
street will follow during the third phase. During the third phase, essential
vehicular traffic will be allowed to travel westbound only and pedestrian
access to business will be maintained on the north side of the street.
Following the third phase, most construction will be complete except for
installation of the final base course and pavers. These items will be
constructed during the relatively short fourth phase.
Overall construction time is
expected to be 90-120 days. During construction, the City’s project
representative, will be on site part of each workday to answer questions and to
resolve problems. Periodic inspections will be provided by CPH Engineering
Inc., who also serves as the project designer.
Questions should be directed to Keith Riger, P.E., City of
DeLand Public Services Director 386-626-7197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.