ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- City Commissioners will vote tonight on a resolution that would support a delay for a planned Department of Transportation drainage project on King Street.
According to city documents, that project is set to begin in just one week, on March 19. However, many businesses along King Street are unhappy with the timing.
The work is expected to take eight months, but some business owners said construction projects often take longer than planned and it could interfere with some of the city's upcoming events.
2013 is a particularly important year for the city because Florida will be celebrating its 500th anniversary. The 450th birthday of St. Augustine is not far behind in 2015.
That is why commissioners plan to ask the DOT to postpone the work until after the festivities in 2015. The DOT will have to agree before the dates for the project are changed.
The project will cost $1.56 million, according to the DOT's website and will be completed by Masci General Contractors, Inc. out of Port Orange, Florida.
The drainage work will stretch 0.2 miles from Malaga Street to Markland Place.
The St. Augustine City Commission will meet at 5:00 p.m. today at City Hall.
First Coast News