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TRAFFIC HAVOC: Big Week Of Problems Ahead For Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach

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BY: TRAFFIC CENTER | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Florida Department of Transportation tells BocaNewsNow.com that major projects affecting traffic are set to continue this week in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. The following list is provided to us by FDOT:

  1.  I-95 from south of Glades Road to south of Linton Boulevard and SR 808/Glades Road from NW 22nd Way to West University Drive in the Cities of Boca Raton and Delray Beach (95 Express Phase 3B-2)

Description: 95 Express Lanes Phase 3B-2 will extend the existing Express Lanes north from just south of Glades Road to just south of Linton Boulevard in Palm Beach County. One lane will be added, and the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will be converted to create two Express Lanes in each direction. The number of General Use lanes will remain the same. Access to the Express Lanes will be provided via two designated ingress and egress locations—between Glades Road and Spanish River Boulevard and between Yamato Road and Linton Boulevard. The scope of work includes reconfiguration of the SR 808/Glades Road Interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). Additional project improvements include overhead sign structure installation, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Express Lane markers, new signalization, lighting, signing and pavement markings, and ramp signalization at five interchanges from Glades Road to Linton Boulevard. Shoulder-mounted sound barrier walls will be constructed along I-95 northbound between Clint Moore Road and Linton Boulevard, ground-mounted sound walls will be installed on the south side of Yamato Road east of I-95 adjacent to the University Heights Community and along I-95 northbound south of Linton Boulevard adjacent to the Tierra Verde Community. The Clint Moore Road Bridge over I-95 will be fully reconstructed and the Glades Road bridge over the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) railroad tracks and Military Trail and the I-95 bridge over the C-15 Canal (between Peninsula Drive and Linton Boulevard) will be widened.

Cost/Completion: $148 million. Completion is expected in late 2023.

I-95 Traffic Impact:

  • I-95 will have up to four lanes closed in each direction nightly, 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The first lane will close at 9 p.m., the second lane will close at 9:30 p.m., and the third and fourth lane will close at 11 p.m.
  • I-95 southbound from Spanish River to Glades Rd is in a new traffic pattern with traffic shifted to the outside to allow for median construction, through December 2022.
  • I-95 northbound from Yamato Road to Linton Boulevard is in a new traffic pattern with traffic shifted to the outside to allow for median construction, through December 2022.
  • I-95 northbound lanes, from Glades Road to Yamato Road, are shifted to the outside to allow for median construction, through December 2022.

Glades Road Impact:

  • Eastbound Glades Road, from east of Military Trail to I-95, is shifted to the inside to facilitate outside widening.
  • Westbound Glades Road, between NW 22nd Way and West University Drive, is in a new traffic pattern with traffic shifted inside towards the median to allow for outside widening.
  • Westbound Glades Road, between NW 22nd Way and West University Drive, will have one lane closed daily, 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Glades Road, between NW 22nd Way and West University Drive, will have one lane closed nightly at 9 p.m. and two lanes closed at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.
  • Glades Road westbound and eastbound, between Butts Road and I-95, is shifted inside towards the median to allow for outside widening and drainage activities.
  • To ensure pedestrian safety, the north sidewalk of Glades Road is closed through late summer 2022 to facilitate the widening of the Glades Road bridge over I-95 and Military Trail. Pedestrian traffic is being detoured to the south sidewalk during this phase of construction.

Military Trail Impact:

  • Military Trail northbound at NW 19th Street will undergo a full nightly closure, as needed, 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, for bridge construction.
  • Military Trail southbound at Butts Road will undergo a full nightly closure, as needed, 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, for bridge construction.
  • Military Trail southbound at Glades Road will have one outside lane closed as needed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Military Trail at Glades Road has two northbound and one southbound lane closed through June 2022 to facilitate Glades Road bridge widening operations. During this activity, one northbound and two southbound lanes will remain open.

Yamato Road Impact:

  • Eastbound Yamato Road at I-95 will have one outside lane closed as needed, 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Clint Moore Road Impact:

  • The Clint Moore Road bridge over I-95 is closed completely for reconstruction through late summer 2022.  Westbound traffic is being detoured via NW 2nd Avenue, Yamato Road, and Congress Avenue. Eastbound traffic is being detoured via Park of Commerce Boulevard, Congress Avenue, Yamato Road, and NW 2nd Avenue. Local neighborhood access is maintained; only the approaches and bridge over I-95 are closed. 

Ramp Impact:

  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Yamato Road will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via eastbound Yamato Road, US-1/Federal Highway, westbound Glades Road, and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Glades Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound entrance ramp from westbound Glades Road will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Powerline Road and Jog Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound exit ramp to Spanish River Boulevard will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday throughThursday. Traffic will be detoured via I-95 north, Yamato Road east, US-1, and Spanish River Boulevard. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Congress Avenue and Peninsula Corp. Drive will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via I-95 and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound exit ramp to Congress Avenue will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday throughThursday. Traffic will be detoured via I-95 and Linton Boulevard. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound entrance ramp from eastbound Glades Road will be closed nightly as needed,11 p.m. until 5 am., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Glades Road east, N. Federal Highway, and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound entrance ramp from westbound Glades Road will be closed nightly as needed,11 p.m. until 5 am., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Glades Road, Jog Road, and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound exit ramp to Yamato Road will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue, Peninsula Corp Drive, Congress Avenue, and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from westbound Glades Road will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Glades Road west, Powerline Road, and Palmetto Park Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from eastbound Yamato Road/Spanish River Boulevard will be closed nightly as needed, 11p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Yamato Road east, Federal Highway/U.S. 1 south, and Glades Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Peninsula Corp Drive will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists. Consecutive ramps will not be closed at the same time.
  1. I-95 Milling and Resurfacing from North of Gateway Boulevard to Lantana Road in the City of Boynton Beach and Town of Lantana

Description: This 2.35-mile project includes milling and resurfacing I-95 in both directions as well as the entrance and exit ramps at Hypoluxo Road and Lantana Road. This project also includes median lighting upgrades.

Cost/ Completion: $11.9 million. Completion is expected in spring 2022.

I-95 Traffic Impact:

  • I-95 in each direction will have intermittent shoulder closures, daily and nightly, as needed, Sunday through Thursday.
  • I-95 southbound may have up to four lanes closed midnight until 6 a.m. Monday and 9:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., day Sunday through Thursday. Two lanes of I-95 will be closed at 9:30 p.m., three lanes will be closed at 11 p.m., and four lanes will be closed at 1 a.m.

Ramp Impact: 

  • The I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Gateway Boulevard will be closed to traffic nightly, as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for milling and resurfacing operations. Motorists traveling westbound on Gateway Boulevard will be detoured via Congress Avenue and the I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Hypoluxo Road. Eastbound Gateway Boulevard traffic will be detoured via US-1/Federal Highway and the I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Hypoluxo Road. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound exit ramp to Gateway Boulevard will be closed to traffic nightly as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for milling and resurfacing operations. Traffic will be detoured via the I-95 southbound exit ramp to Hypoluxo Road. Motorists can access Gateway Boulevard by traveling eastbound to US-1/Federal Highway or westbound via Congress Avenue then south to Gateway Boulevard. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Hypoluxo Road will be closed to traffic nightly, as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for milling and resurfacing operations. Westbound Hypoluxo Road traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue and the I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Lantana Road. Eastbound Hypoluxo Road traffic will be detoured via Federal Highway/US-1 and the I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Lantana Road. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound exit ramp to Hypoluxo Road will be closed nightly, as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for milling and resurfacing operations. Traffic will be detoured via the I-95 southbound exit ramp to Gateway Boulevard. Motorists can then access Hypoluxo Road by traveling eastbound to US-1/Federal Highway or westbound to Congress Avenue and north to Hypoluxo Road. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Hypoluxo Road will be closed to traffic nightly, as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for milling and resurfacing operations. Westbound Hypoluxo Road traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Gateway Boulevard. Eastbound Hypoluxo Road traffic will be detoured via Federal Highway/US-1 and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Gateway Boulevard. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Lantana Road will be closed nightly, as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday milling and resurfacing operations.  Westbound Lantana Road traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Hypoluxo Road. Eastbound Lantana Road traffic will be detoured via Federal Highway/US-1 and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Hypoluxo Road. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 northbound exit ramp to Lantana Road will be closed nightly, as needed, 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for milling and resurfacing operations. Traffic will be detoured via the I-95 northbound exit ramp to Hypoluxo Road. Motorists can then access Lantana Road by traveling eastbound to US-1/Federal Highway or westbound to Congress Avenue and north to Lantana Road. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • Please note that ramp closures will be closed as needed per paving production; consecutive ramps will not be closed at the same time. Detour signage will be in place and FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  1. SR 704/Okeechobee Boulevard Eastbound to I-95 Southbound Ramp Improvements Project

Description: This 0.164-mile project includes widening eastbound SR 704/Okeechobee Boulevard to provide an exclusive turn lane to the I-95 southbound entrance ramp.

Cost/Completion: $635,418. Completion is expected in spring 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • Okeechobee Boulevard, just west of I-95, in each direction may up to two lanes closed nightly as needed, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Ramp Impact: 

  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Okeechobee Boulevard and up to two outside lanes on eastbound Okeechobee Boulevard will be closed to traffic nightly, as needed, 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday for lighting and sidewalk work. Motorists will be detoured via the westbound Okeechobee Boulevard to I-95 southbound entrance ramp via a U-turn movement just east of Australian Avenue. Signage will be in place to assist motorists.

Pedestrian Impact: 

  • To ensure pedestrian safety, the south sidewalk along eastbound Okeechobee Boulevard at I-95 will be closed through spring 2022. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north sidewalk via Church Street and Tamarind Avenue.
  1. I-95 Lighting and Roadway Improvements Project from South of the State Road 706 / Indiantown Road Interchange to the County Road 708 / SE Bridge Road Interchange

Description: This 11.59-mile I-95 improvements project started September 9, 2020, in Jupiter and Hobe Sound. Work includes installing new roadway lighting with LED luminaires, replacing the high mast lighting system with a conventional LED roadway lighting system, extending the northbound I-95 merge lane just north of Indiantown Road, extending the deceleration distances for the I-95 northbound to westbound Indiantown Road exit ramp and the I-95 southbound to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp, and installing wrong-way vehicle detection systems at the Indiantown Road and SE Bridge Road I-95 interchanges and new advanced warning signage.

Cost/Completion: $12.3 million. Completion is expected in spring 2022. 

Traffic Impact:

  •  The shoulder in both directions of I-95 will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday through May 2022 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for temporary asphalt placement, and conduit and light pole foundations. During this time the exit ramp will still be open as motorists can use the inside left lane. 
  • One to two lanes in either direction of I-95 at the Indiantown Road interchange may be closed nightly from Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, May 5 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway work and final striping operations.
  • The outside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The outside ramp lane of the southbound I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The outside ramp lane of the southbound I-95 to westbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The outside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to westbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The eastbound Indiantown Road to southbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The eastbound Indiantown Road to northbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The westbound Indiantown Road to southbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • The westbound Indiantown Road to northbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove existing high mast lighting features.
  • One lane in each direction of Indiantown Road from the Turnpike entrance/exit to Island Way will be closed Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for high mast light pole removal and milling and resurfacing of the roadway.
  • The southbound I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road off ramp may be closed nightly Sunday, May 1 through Thursday night, May 5, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, for roadway repairs to the ramp. If needed, this ramp closure may also occur Sunday, May 8 through Thursday night, May 12, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists heading south on I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road should take the westbound off ramp to Indiantown Road, then make a U-Turn at the Florida’s Turnpike entrance to go eastbound on Indiantown Road.

SOUTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY PROJECTS
(Boca Raton, Delray Beach)

  1.  Brant Drive Bridge Replacement Project

Description This 0.1-mile project in the cities of Boca Raton and Delray Beach consists of replacing the two-lane Brant Drive Bridge (Bridge No. 935501) over the C-15 Canal with a new bridge consisting of two travel lanes and 10-foot shared-use paths in each direction. Improvements also include constructing 10-foot shared-use paths in each direction north of the bridge, reconstructing sidewalks south of the bridge, adding decorative lighting and drainage, upgrading signage and pavement markings, reconstructing roadway approaches and milling and resurfacing.

Cost/Completion: $2.49 million/Early 2023 

Traffic Impact: 

  • Brant Drive is closed from Oregon Lane to Avocet Road for the duration of construction. Traffic will be detoured as follows:
  • Northbound traffic should go south on Brant Drive to East Country Club Boulevard, go south on East Country Club Boulevard to West Hidden Valley Boulevard, go east on West Hidden Valley Boulevard to North Dixie Highway, go north on North Dixie Highway to Lindell Boulevard, go west on Lindell Boulevard to Carl Bolter Drive, go south on Carl Bolter Drive to Brant Drive.
  • Southbound traffic should go north on Brant Drive to Carl Bolter Drive, go north on Carl Bolter Drive to Lindell Boulevard, go east on Lindell Boulevard to North Dixie Highway, go south on North Dixie Highway to West Hidden Valley Boulevard, go west on West Hidden Valley Boulevard to East Country Club Boulevard, go north on East Country Club Boulevard to Brant Drive.
  1. George Bush Boulevard Improvements Project 

Description: This 0.8-mile roadway improvements project, from NE 2nd Avenue to State Road A1A in the City of Delray Beach, began Monday, July 19, 2021. The City of Delray Beach, as Project Sponsor, requested that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four design and construct this project through application to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency and City of Delray Beach Resolution 06-18. Work includes milling and resurfacing with minor widening, concrete sidewalk and driveway replacement including curb and gutter improvements, signing and pavement marking upgrades including bike lane and detectable warning surfaces, and drainage and utility improvements.

Cost/Completion: $2 million. Completion is expected in summer 2023. 

Traffic Impact:

  • One lane in each direction of George Bush Boulevard between NE 8th Avenue and Palm Trail may be closed Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for curb and gutter improvements, installation of sidewalk, pavement work, and French Drain installation through Friday, May 13. During this time, a flagging operation will be used to direct traffic eastbound and westbound. Emergency vehicles, local driveway, and pedestrian access will be provided at all times. 
  1. Homewood Boulevard Improvements Project 

Description: This 0.8-mile roadway improvements project from Old Germantown Road to Lowson Boulevard in the City of Delray Beach began Friday, November 12, 2021. The City of Delray Beach, as Project Sponsor, requested that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four design and construct the Homewood Boulevard Improvements Project through application to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Palm Beach County Resolution 2021-0169, and City of Delray Beach Resolution 06-18. Work includes milling and resurfacing the roadway with minor widening; concrete sidewalk and driveway replacement, including curb and gutter improvements; signing and pavement marking upgrades, including bike lane and detectable warning surfaces; installation of four (4) new signal mast arms at Linton Blvd. to meet current standards; and drainage and utility improvements.

Cost/Completion: $2.5 million. Completion is expected in early 2023. 

Traffic Impact: 

  • The outside lane in each direction from Old Germantown Road to Lowson Boulevard may be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday as needed, for the installation of temporary pavement markings, widening of the outside shoulder, and sidewalk work. Please note, work hours will occur during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. as needed. During this time, a flagging operation will be used to direct traffic northbound and southbound. Pedestrian detours will be clearly marked. Palm Tran, pedestrian, driveway, and street access will be maintained at all times.
  • The eastbound right turn lane from Linton Boulevard to southbound Homewood Boulevard will be closed through Friday, May 6 for sheet pile installation. Motorists will be able to turn right onto Homewood Boulevard from the eastbound Linton Boulevard center lane.

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