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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Median fence project starts in January, expansion unclear

Dates have been set for the installation of the dune-style median on a portion of Coastal Highway project, but expanding it all the way up the highway could take a little more time than local officials expected.

When SHA District Engineer Donnie Drewer updated the City Council on this and other state highway projects, he said that bids for the fence and lighting on the medians from the Route 90 bridge to Convention Center Drive would be opened next week. The projected construction start date is Jan. 23.

Although the work is expected to be finished by May, Drewer said that there might be delays in installing the fence slats themselves.

“I don’t know how long it will take to fabricate it, but the plan is to have the bases built in, and install the fence quickly at night,” he said. “The next phase is yet to be determined. We’d like to see how it works and looks and then make a determination.”

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