Project Name: Kings Highway at Indrio Road Intersection Improvements
St. Lucie County Project No. 0534 Project Manager
Department: Publics Works – Engineering Division Michael Halter, P.E.
FDOT Jurisdiction: SLC, District 4 Direct: (772) 462-2719 w Main: (772) 462-1707
Project Summary: Improvements to the Kings Highway at the intersection of Indrio Road. Kings Highway will be expanded to a four-lane divided highway with designated buffered bicycle lanes and pedestrian facilities. Indrio Road will be improved immediately West and East of the intersection with dual thru lanes to accept the traffic turning movements off of Kings Highway. The intersections of Indrio Road at the Lakewood Park Elementary School will have designated left and right turning movements. For pedestrians, the project includes the construction of a 12-foot wide shared use path along the west side of Kings Highway from the intersection south and along Indrio Road from the intersection west past the Lakewood Park Elementary School to Seminole Road. Six-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed everywhere else, within the limits of construction.
Project Benefits: Improved traffic flow thru the intersection and a safer facility for bicyclist and pedestrians. All the improvements are consistent with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 2012 Kings Highway and 2002 Indrio Road Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies. The intersection will be reconstructed to function at an acceptable level of service for the next 20 years.
Construction: $17.8 Million Dollars
Notice-to-Proceed: June 12, 2017
Construction Duration: 24 months, weather permitting
Opening Date: Spring 2019
Intersection Exhibit:The project is funded through a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The Department will cover roughly 50 Percent of the costs associated with the project.
Project Update: August 24, 2017
The dry retention pond adjacent to the north side of Indrio Road between Ft. Pierce Boulevard and Lakewood Park Drive has been excavated and graded. Furthermore, embankment fill and pipe placement for the roadway adjacent to the dry retention pond has begun. The contractor continues to excavate the large stormwater pond along the east side of Kings Highway stockpiling material adjacent to the CVS Pharmacy property line. Inspections of the box culvert sections at the casting yard in Astatula, Florida has begun. Construction of the project is anticipated to take two (2) years, and is anticipated to be completed the summer of 2019.