If you've driven past Gulf Coast State College recently you've probably noticed the cranes, pipes, and construction.
The parking lot next to 23rd and 98 is shut down as part of the work for the 23rd street flyover project. FDOT officials tell us right now Gulf Power is moving utilities and installing drainage. As far as when you can expect to see that parking lot re-opened, that's still up in the air. FDOT officials say the front of the college is now going to be the back of the college, and they've purchased a large portion of that parking lot for the project.
"People are gonna see a lot of construction work going on this summer, especially at this corner of US-98 and 23rd Street, they're also gonna see these large cranes driving piles," said Ian Satter, FDOT Spokesperson. "There's gonna be a lot of noise so if you hear a loud bang that's going on, those are those piles being driven into the ground, that's gonna be the support structure, gonna be the skeleton of the flyover."
The project is set to wrap up in late 2019, early 2020.
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