Babcock Street in Melbourne Lane Closures Begin Oct. 21 for Final Phase of Reconstruction
By Space Coast Daily // October 18, 2019
Babcock Phase 3B project is anticipated to last 18 months and be completed in Spring of 2021
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Beginning October 21, the outside northbound lane of Babcock Street will be closed at the railroad tracks (just north of Apollo Boulevard) and Brevard Drive so that work can begin on the Babcock Phase 3B project – the final phase of Babcock Street reconstruction.
The inside northbound lane and both southbound lanes of Babcock Street will remain open. Access to area businesses and emergency responders will be available at all times.
This lane closure is expected to last approximately five months, weather permitting. Once completed, another lane will be closed to allow for the next phase of the project to begin.
The Babcock Phase 3B project is anticipated to last 18 months and be completed in the Spring of 2021.
All associated lane closures will be announced in advance and will be posted to the City of Melbourne’s website, CLICK HERE.
About the Babcock Phase 3B Project
The project includes roadway reconstruction of Babcock Street to include a raised landscaped medians and continuous sidewalk on the east side of the street, decorative street lighting and pedestrian-scale lighting, decorative stamped crosswalks, curb ramp upgrades in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1995, and upgraded signage and striping improvements.
Drainage improvements include the replacement of pipe culverts, additional drainage inlets, manholes and conflict boxes. Utility adjustments include replacement of a 10-inch potable water main and an 8-inch sanitary force main.
D.P. Development, LLC of Cocoa, was awarded the contract to complete the Babcock Phase 3B project during the July 9, 2019, Melbourne City Council meeting.
Total contract amount is $2,896,709.40.
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