The city of Palm Coast project to widen Old Kings Road is nearing completion of Phase 1. The project is on track to be completed by late September 2021, barring rain or weather delays. Phase 1 consists of widening and resurfacing Old Kings Road from a 2-lane undivided roadway to a 4-lane divided roadway with a raised and curbed grass median and 8-foot sidewalks. The project spans approximately 0.66 miles from Kingswood Drive to east of Kings Way Road.
At this time, utility relocations, including the installation of light poles and trench work, have been completed. This expansive project required all city-owned and privately owned utilities to make adjustments to the locations of their lines and underground utilities. A majority of the work for this project occurred underground. The remainder of the project is almost entirely above ground.
A large portion of the sidewalk has been completed on the south side of Palm Coast Parkway and the median is being constructed. New mast arms for the traffic signal at Kings Way Road and Old Kings Road will be installed this week.
Traffic control through the project is designed to keep two lanes open, one each way throughout construction. Traffic may shift in order to allow for the contractor to work in the median. Landscaping efforts will commence over the next couple of months.
The goal is reduce traffic congestion for drivers using this main thoroughfare in Palm Coast. There will also be additional turn lanes added to empty traffic onto Palm Coast Parkway. The traffic lights will be reconfigured to allow for the intersection to follow a different traffic pattern in order to allow traffic to flow more efficiently.
Future phases - two and three - of the Old Kings Road widening project will expand the road out to four lanes through Forest Grove Drive. The city continues to seek additional funding from the Florida Department of Transportation for continuation of the project.
The city of Palm Coast appreciates the patience and cooperation of residents and motorists during this time. All plans for this project are available on the city’s website by following this link.
For more information, contact customer service at 386-986-2360 or submit a case through palmcoastconnect.com.