PALM COAST — New pedestrian sidewalks being built along State Road 100 and Seminole Woods Boulevard will require traffic signal modifications at the intersection, but the city will need to take matters into its own hands to complete the project.
“We received zero bids on this proposal,” City Manager Jim Landon told the Palm Coast City Council at Tuesday’s workshop.
“Oh, wow,” Mayor Jon Netts replied to the news.
Not having at least one bidder on a project is unusual, Landon said.
“It’s an indication of how busy contractors are right now,” Landon said. “It’s good that our contractors are busy, but it’s bad news for (the city), as far as getting competitive bids so we can move the project forward.”
The county is constructing the path along State Road 100, from Bulldog Drive to Roberts Road. The city is in the process of designing and constructing a path along Seminole Woods Boulevard.
With no bidders, the city will act as a general contractor and will have to solicit prices from subcontractors to do the work.
That includes adding the pedestrian signal to the intersection. The signal will have a countdown timer like other pedestrians signals in the city.
Landon said it’s difficult to tell if the situation will be more expensive for the city or not.
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