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Posted on: January 29, 2020

City of Milton breaks ground on King Middle School sidewalk project

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MILTON, FL January 28, 2019 – Neighborhood residents joined city officials for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the King Middle School sidewalk project. This project is a joint effort with the City of Milton, Santa Rosa County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will provide user access to Dogwood Shopping Center, Dollar General, Weber’s Skate World and several other local businesses. The sidewalk project will connect the City of Milton’s existing network by providing access to the Milton Community Center.

City of Milton Councilwoman Sharon Holley, who spear headed the grant submission in 2010 said, “I am glad to see that this project is coming to fruition for the sake of the families and for the community. We must do all we can to keep our children safe and we hope  the community takes pride in the improvements being made.”

The total project cost is $438,259.17 with the city contributing $118,569.09, Santa Rosa County contributing $97,011.08 and FDOT contributing $222,679 through the local agency program.

Secondary activities within the area will include resurfacing of deteriorated streets, installation of area lighting in partnership with Gulf Power and the installation of three drainage inlets as well as a drainage pipe at the intersection of Byrom and Applegate Street which will help relieve flooding that frequently occurs. 

Mayor Heather Linsey said, “I am proud the City of Milton has received the funding necessary to complete this project and we are taking steps to keep our families safe.”

The City of Milton would like to thank the city staff, City Council, Santa Rosa County BOCC/ Chris Philip’s & Rebecca Jones Engineering, Volkert Engineering, the TPO and the project grant author then Code Enforcement now Councilwoman Sharon Holley. Without their partnerships this endeavor would not have happened.

For more information please contact the City of Milton’s Office of Economic Development at (850) 983-5400 or email Stephen Prestesater at sprestesater@miltonfl.org.

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