The City of St. Augustine was the recipient of federal economic stimulus funds through the construction of a sidewalk along West Castillo Dr. from U. S. 1 to San Marco Ave. The sidewalk is on the much traveled throughfare and is vital to the safety of pedestrians walking to and from Francis Field where events are held throughout the year.
Quoc Mai, MAI Engineering Services, Inc., St. Augustine, began early this summer with design of the project with construction beginning in early August by Transportation Structures, Inc., Tampa. City of St. Augustine Deputy Director of Public Works Todd Grant was the city’s oversight and project manager.
The total cost of the project was $128,999.
Special care in the design was given to the many palms and oaks along the roadway with the sidewalk curving around the trees making a pleasant walk for pedestrians. Mai said the sidewalk is ADA compliant, and is made of coquina concrete which is more costly than regular concrete but blends nicely with the surrounding area of St. Augustine.