TRAFFIC HAVOC

TRAFFIC: I-95 Sound Barrier Installation Among Major Headaches For Palm Beach County

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Expect I-95 Closures To Continue In Boca Raton, Delray Beach, As Other Roads, Highways To Experience Issues This Week.

TRAFFIC HAVOC

BY: TRAFFIC CENTER| BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — It’s going to be another wild ride, or wild week of waiting, for traffic across South Palm Beach County. Sound barriers are being installed on I-95, express lanes are being added or modified, and there’s a whole lot of paving going on. Here’s the good news: nothing is happening until Tuesday, as FDOT decided to ease the traffic havoc over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

This is our extremely long Sunday traffic report. Each entry includes the name and contact information for the supervisor handling the project — we ask you to be respect these workers who we find are glad to answer legitimate questions about construction and its impact.

INSTALLATION OF SOUND BARRIERS ON I-95 BETWEEN GLADES AND LINTON. I-95 TO EXPERIENCE CLOSURES.

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. For more information, please contact I-95 Community Outreach Specialist Andrea Pacini at (561) 214-3358 or apacini@corradino.com.

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

I-95 Traffic Impact:

  • In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, no impacts to traffic are permitted Friday night, May 27 through Tuesday, May 31.
  • I-95 will have up to four lanes closed in each direction nightly, 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m., Tuesday 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.
  • I-95 Southbound Full Closure Advanced Notice: All I-95 southbound lanes at Congress Avenue will be closed to traffic overnight, Sunday, June 12 for deck pour operations at the Clint Moore Road bridge. The first lane will close at 9 p.m., the second lane will close at 10 p.m., and all lanes will be closed by 11 p.m., reopening by 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured via the I-95 southbound exit ramp to Peninsula Corp Drive/Congress Avenue, and Yamato Road to the I-95 southbound entrance ramp. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists. Monday, June 13 will be used as contingency nights if needed. 

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., Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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 during bridge construction activities, the north sidewalk of Glades Road from W. University Drive to Executive Center Drive 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.
  • To ensure pedestrian safety during Intelligent Transportation System installation activities, the Glades Road south sidewalk is closed from St. Andrews Boulevard to the west entrance of Boca Town Center. Pedestrian traffic is being detoured to the north side of Glades Road during this operation.

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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday through Friday.

Clint Moore Road Impact:

  • The Clint Moore Road bridge over I-95 is closed 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday through Thursday. 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday through Thursday. 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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., Tuesday 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, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Tuesday 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., Tuesday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists. 
  • Daytime Ramp Impact: The I-95 northbound exit ramp to Peninsula Corp Drive/Congress Avenue will be partially closed 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 for ITS Pole installation Operations.
  • Daytime Ramp Impact: The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Peninsula Corp Drive/Congress Avenue will be partially closed 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 for ITS Pole installation operations.
  • Daytime Ramp Closure: The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Yamato Road will be closed 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Thursday, June 2 for ITS Pole installation operations. Motorists will be detoured via the I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Yamato Road, Congress Avenue/Peninsula Corp Drive exit ramp, and Peninsula Corp Drive to the I-95 southbound entrance ramp. FHP will be onsite to assist motorists.
  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. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or msilva@corradino.com.

Cost/ Completion: $11.9 million. 

  • No traffic impacts. This project was Final Accepted by the Florida Department of Transportation on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
  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. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or msilva@corradino.com.

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

  • No traffic impacts. This project was Final Accepted by the Florida Department of Transportation on Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  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 Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for 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 Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway work.
  • The outside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work. 
  • The outside ramp lane of the southbound I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • The outside ramp lane of the southbound I-95 to westbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • The outside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to westbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • The eastbound Indiantown Road to southbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • The eastbound Indiantown Road to northbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • The westbound Indiantown Road to southbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • The westbound Indiantown Road to northbound I-95 on ramp outside lane will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work.
  • One lane in each direction of Indiantown Road from the Turnpike entrance/exit to Island Way will be closed Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway work. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

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. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 or angel@valerin-group.com.
  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 Tuesday 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, lighting, and French Drain installation through Friday, June 10. 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. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Melissa Readling at 772-577-8803 or mreadling@corradino.com.
  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., Tuesday 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, Tuesday 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 for sheet pile installation. Motorists will be able to turn right onto Homewood Boulevard from the eastbound Linton Boulevard center lane.
  • The southbound lane of Homewood Boulevard between Linton Boulevard and SW 26th Terrace is shifted to the east. During this time, a flagging operation may be used to direct traffic northbound and southbound. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Melissa Readling at 772-577-8803 or mreadling@corradino.com.

CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY PROJECTS
(Boynton Beach, Lantana, Lake Worth Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach)

  1. Forest Hill Boulevard Improvements Project 

Description: This 2.9-mile roadway improvements project began Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Wellington, West Palm Beach, and Greenacres. Work includes milling and resurfacing guardrail installation, upgrading curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, improvements to intersection street lighting, pedestrian signalization, and signage and pavement markings.

Cost/Completion: $3.5 million. Completion is expected in summer 2022. 

Traffic Impact:

  • No traffic impacts. This project was Final Accepted by the Florida Department of Transportation on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Melissa Readling at 772-577-8803or mreadling@corradino.com.
  1. Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project

Description: This 0.76-mile project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach. The project limits are between Washington Road in West Palm Beach and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage, and drainage are included. A temporary bridge has been built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction. 

Cost/Completion: $97 million. Completion is anticipated in fall 2022. 

Traffic Impact:

  • Flagler Drive from Southern Boulevard to Worth Court North is closed as the roadway is reconstructed. Sidewalks also are closed. Access will be maintained for local traffic only. Traffic will be detoured as follows:
  • Traffic going north on Flagler Drive should: Go west on Worth Court North to Washington Road; go north on Washington Road to Southern Boulevard; go east on Southern Boulevard to Flagler Drive.
  • Traffic going south on Flagler Drive should: Go west on Southern Boulevard to Washington Road; go south on Washington Road to Worth Court North; go east on Worth Court North to Flagler Drive.

Marine Impact:

  • The navigable waterway through the Southern Boulevard Bridge is restricted to half channel navigation. Full channel openings will not occur. During half-channel closures, the horizontal clearance through the bridge is 45 feet.
  • The schedule of channel restrictions is published in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners at www.navcen.uscg.gov.
  • The Southern Boulevard Bridge opens for marine traffic twice per hour at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 orangel@valerin-group.com.

NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY PROJECTS

(Riviera Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta)

  1.   Wrong Way Driving Safety Improvement Project in Riviera Beach

Description: Project Improvements include installing signs, flashing beacons, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices to alert wrong way drivers at the SR 9/I-95 southbound exit ramp to west SR 708/Blue Heron Boulevard. For more information, please contact I-95 Community Outreach Specialist Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or msilva@corradino.com.

Cost/Completion: $745,355 / Completion is expected in summer 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • The outside shoulder along the SR 9/I-95 exit ramp to west SR 708/Blue Heron Boulevard will be closed daily, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, for the installation of signs, flashing beacons, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices.
  1.   Australian Avenue Lighting Improvements Project

Description: This 1.13-mile lighting improvements project, from West 1st Street to State Road 708/Blue Heron Boulevard in Palm Beach County began on Monday, November 22, 2021. The City of Riviera Beach, as Project Sponsor, requested that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, design and construct the Australian Avenue Lighting Improvements Project, through application to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency and City of Riviera Beach Resolution 2020-0987

Work includes installing a continuous decorative LED lighting system, replacing concrete sidewalk and driveways impacted by LED light pole installations and curb and gutter improvements, and upgrading pedestrian curb ramps and pavement markings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements.

Cost/Completion: $3 million. Completion is expected in spring 2023. 

Traffic Impact: 

  • One lane in each direction of Australian Avenue from West 1st Street to Blue Heron Boulevard may be closed daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and nightly, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday for ADA ramp updates, curb improvements, and crosswalk striping.

Pedestrian Impact:

  • Australian Avenue, between W. 1st Street and Blue Heron Boulevard has sidewalk closures for ADA ramp updates, curb improvements, and crosswalk striping through spring 2022. Pedestrian closures & detours are as follows:
  • Southbound sidewalk closures & detour information:
  • W. 13th Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will have the southbound sidewalk closed (west side of roadway) through spring 2022. DETOUR: Pedestrians may cross at the W. 13th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard intersections to access the sidewalk on the east side of the roadway. 
  • Northbound sidewalk closures & detour information:
  • W 1st. Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will have the northbound sidewalk closed (east side of roadway) through spring 2022. DETOUR: Pedestrians may cross at the Hill Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard intersections to access the sidewalk on the west side of the roadway. 
  • W. 13th Street to Blue Heron Boulevard will have the northbound sidewalk closed (east side of roadway) through spring 2022. DETOUR: Pedestrians may cross at W. 13th Street and Blue Heron Boulevard intersections to access the sidewalk on the west side of the roadway. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Melissa Readling at 772-577-8803 or mreadling@corradino.com.
  • Florida East Coast Railway Impacts not related to construction
  • Advance Notice: FEC railroad will be doing maintenance at the Palm Beach County railroad crossing located at Australian Avenue south of W. 15th Street from 6 a.m. June 19 thru midnight June 21. A traffic detour will be in place. For more information please contact Daniel Fetahovic at (904) 279-3196.
  1. State Road (SR) 786/PGA Boulevard over the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge Project

Description: This is 0.072-mile bridge project on State Road (SR) 786/PGA Boulevard over the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach Gardens began December 13, 2021. It consists of installing erosion control materials in the channel under the SR 786/PGA Boulevard bridges and replacing the submarine cable conduit that provides power and communication to the bridges’ movable spans.

Cost/Completion: $2,469,362 / Summer 2022 

Traffic Impact: 

  • One lane in either direction may be closed on PGA Boulevard between Prosperity Farms Road and Ellison Wilson Road daily from 7 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for concrete pours.

Marine Impact: The navigable waterway under the PGA 

Boulevard bridges will be limited to half-channel navigation with single-leaf openings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday until July 23, 2022. Full channel openings may be requested two hours in advance by calling the bridge tender at (561) 624-3684.

  • The schedule of channel restrictions is published in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners at www.navcen.uscg.gov.

For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 or angel@valerin-group.com.

  1.   US 1 Bridge Replacement Project  

Description: This 4.1-mile project located in the town of Jupiter from CR A1A to CR 707/Beach Road and surrounding intersections began October 18, 2021. It consists of replacing the existing US 1 Bridge over the Loxahatchee River, including adding bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction. Other improvements include installing Intelligent Transportation System technology to improve traffic flow, adding decorative lighting and drainage, and upgrading signage and pavement markings. Minor improvements will also be made to the Alternate A1A bridge over the Loxahatchee River. In addition, intersection improvements will occur at Alternate A1A and Old Dixie Highway by shifting the intersection to the southwest, adding a traffic signal, and lengthening the left-turn lane from northbound Alternate A1A to northbound Old Dixie Highway. 

Cost/Completion: $122 million/2026 

Traffic Impact:

  • One inside lane in each direction will be closed continuously until May 31 on Alternate A1A/Beach Road from south of Old Dixie Highway to east of US 1 for intersection improvements at Old Dixie Highway and Alternate A1A.
  • The southbound merge lane from Old Dixie Highway to southbound Alternate A1A will be closed continuously beginning Tuesday, May 31, for approximately a month for intersection improvements. Southbound traffic will be diverted to the left-turn lane from Old Dixie Highway to northbound Alternate A1A.    
  • Lane closures may occur from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday on US 1, Indiantown Road, Alternate A1A and Old Dixie Highway.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures may occur on Alternate A1A and US 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 or angel@valerin-group.com.

WESTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY PROJECTS

(Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee)

  1. State Road 80/Southern Boulevard, from west of Lion Country Safari Road to Forest Hill Boulevard/Crestwood Boulevard

Description: Construction on this 7.2-mile widening project began July 31, 2018, in the Village of Royal Palm Beach, Village of Wellington and the Town of Loxahatchee Groves. Work includes widening the existing roadway from four to six lanes, adding a 12-foot shared-use pathway on the north side of the roadway, adding bike lanes, milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements, adding lighting and signalization, installing curb and gutter, guardrails, minor median modifications and signage and pavement markings.

Cost/Completion: $34 million. Completion is expected in spring 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • One lane may be closed in each direction along Southern Boulevard between Cane Field Trace and Forest Hill Boulevard/Crestwood Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • One lane may be closed in each direction along Southern Boulevard from Cane Field Trace to Forest Hill Boulevard/Crestwood Boulevard from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at (561) 886-8773 or angel@valerin-group.com.
  1. State Road 700 Hurricane Irma Repairs Project

Description: Construction on this 6.3-mile repairs and safety improvements project began Friday, June 11, 2021, in western Palm Beach County. Work includes embankment repairs on State Road 700 adjacent to the L-10 Canal, including bank stabilization and revetments, replacing the existing span wire signals with mast arms at the intersections of State Road 700 & Muck City Road and State Road 700 & Hatton Highway, new guardrail installation, and replacing/adding traffic signs at various locations.

Cost/Completion: $8.2 million. Completion is expected in fall 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • State Road 700 is closed from West Main Street to Muck City Road for canal slope restoration and protection activities through June 30, 2022.  Motorists may detour via State Road 15, State Road 80, and Hatton Highway. Emergency vehicles will be provided access at all times. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Melissa Readling at 772-577-8803 or mreadling@corradino.com.
  1. State Road 25/US 27 Safety Improvements Project

Description: Construction on this 13-mile safety improvements project began on Monday, January 3, 2022, in western Palm Beach County. Work includes widening the shoulders of the roadway, replacing, or resetting guardrails along the roadway, installing rumble strips, and internally illuminated retroreflective pavement markings along the roadway shoulders, adding a median acceleration lane and flashing beacons at the Okeelanta Road intersection, adding outside and median acceleration lanes at the County Road 827/Bolles Canal Road intersection.

Cost/Completion: $18 million. Completion is expected summer 2024.

Traffic Impact:

  1. State Road 25/US 27 Resurfacing and Restoration Project

Description: Construction on this 13-mile resurfacing and restoration project began on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Western Palm Beach County. Work includes milling and resurfacing existing travel lanes and shoulders, shoulder widening, replacing or resetting guardrails along the roadway, restoring sidewalks at various locations, upgrading curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, adding pedestrian gates at the FEC Railroad crossing, improving lighting and replacing the signals at SR 80/East Palm Beach Road, upgrading pedestrian signals, pavement markings, and signing to current standards, installing rumble strips and internally illuminated retroreflective pavement markings

Cost/Completion: $18 million. Completion is expected early 2024.

Traffic Impact:

MAINTENANCE, UTILITY, PERMIT & ADDITIONAL AGENCY PROJECTS

BRIGHTLINE:

Jupiter – Riverside Dr. and Alternate A1A Day-time flagging operations, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to move materials for bridge construction, continuing through June 2022. Crossings may be closed briefly (1-2 minutes) as trucks enter and exit the right of way. For more information, please contact Katie Mitzner at 407-502-3587.

Jupiter – Loxahatchee River

Daytime pile driving operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday, continuing through June 2022 to install new permanent bridge foundations.

Jupiter – Loxahatchee River Railroad Bridge – Impact to Navigation Channel 

Navigation channel closures until 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 31.

  • Ongoing until 11:59 p.m., Saturday, May 21

Navigation channel full closure, daily one-hour openings in the morning and

afternoon.

  • Daily channel openings: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Openings could be delayed up to 15 minutes for train schedules.
  • Openings will last for a full hour.
  • 12:01 a.m., Sunday, May 22 to 5:59 a.m., Wednesday, May 25

Navigation channel full closure (drawbridge to remain in the down position, no boat passage).

  • Overnight closures: 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 to 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 31

Navigation channel open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Boca Raton – Railroad Crossing at Palmetto Park Road Full road closure, 8 a.m., Saturday, June 11 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 15.
Detour Information:

  • Westbound Palmetto Park Rd. traffic will be directed to travel north on Dixie Hwy. to NW 2nd St., travel west on NW 2nd St. to NW 2nd Ave. and travel south on NW 2nd Ave. to Palmetto Park Rd.
  • Eastbound Palmetto Park Rd. traffic will be directed to travel north on NW 2nd Ave. to NW 2nd St., travel east on NW 2nd St. to Dixie Hwy. and travel south on Dixie Hwy. to Palmetto Park Rd. Motorists proceed with extra caution through work zones and adhere to posted detour signs, speed limits and other signage. For more information visit the Brightline website or contact Katie Mitzner, Public Affairs Director, Brightline at 407-502-3587katie.mitzner@gobrightline.com.

Boca Raton – Railroad Crossing at NW 2nd Street Full road closure, 8 a.m., Saturday, June 18 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 30.

Detour Information:

  • Westbound NW 2nd St. traffic will be directed to travel south on Dixie Hwy. to Palmetto Park Rd., travel west on Palmetto Park Rd. to NW 2nd Ave. and travel north on NW 2nd Ave. to NW 2nd St.
  • Eastbound NW 2nd St. traffic will be directed to travel south on NW 2nd Ave. to NW 2nd St., travel east on Palmetto Park Rd. to Dixie Hwy. and travel north on Dixie Hwy. to NW 2nd St. Motorists proceed with extra caution through work zones and adhere to posted detour signs, speed limits and other signage. For more information visit the Brightline website or contact Katie Mitzner, Public Affairs Director, Brightline at 407-502-3587katie.mitzner@gobrightline.com.

SOUTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY (BOCA RATON, DELRAY BEACH):

Northbound North Federal Highway between Northeast 15 Terrace, in Boca Raton, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Apr. 25 through Friday, Sept. 09, 1 of 1 lanes closed, for water main installation. For more information, please contact Prajwal Aditya 954-937-5305.

Southbound North Federal Highway between Northeast 5 Avenue, in Boca Raton, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Apr. 25 through Friday, Sept. 09, 1 of 1 lanes closed, for water main installation. For more information, please contact Prajwal Aditya 954-937-5305.

Northbound State Road 7 at intersection of North Central Park Boulevard, in Boca Raton, 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., One day only, Wednesday, Jun. 01, 1 of 3 lanes closed, for utility spotting. For more information, please contact Zachary Gorman 561-531-2770.

Eastbound Lake Worth Road at mile marker 6.515, in Boca Raton, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, May 23 through Friday, Jun. 24, 1 of 3 lanes closed, for utility poles relocation and installation. For more information, please contact Erwin Mosqueda 954-789-7600.

CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY (GULF STREAM, BOYNTON BEACH, OCEAN RIDGE, LANTANA, MANALAPAN, LAKE WORTH BEACH, GREENACRES, WEST PALM BEACH, LOXAHATCHEE, PALM SPRINGS, PALM BEACH):

Advance Notice: Northbound and Southbound A1A/South Ocean Boulevard over the Boynton Beach Inlet Bridge, in Boynton Beach, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16 to Friday, June 17, Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24, Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1, 1 of 2 lanes closed for bridgework. For more information, please contact Mauro Barbosa 954-516-3421

Advance Notice: Eastbound and Westbound East Ocean Avenue between SR A1A and US 1 over the East Ocean Avenue Drawbridge, in Boynton Beach, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, 1 of 2 shoulders closed for bridgework. For more information, please contact Mauro Barbosa at 954-516-3421

Westbound Okeechobee Boulevard between South Sapodilla Avenue and South Tamarind Avenue, in West Palm Beach, 9 a.m.until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Sept. 27 extended through Friday, Jun. 03, 1 of 4 lanes closed, for bucket truck parking. For more information, please contact Richard Hunt 352-446-5919.

Southbound Broadway Avenue between 38 Street and 36 Street, in West Palm Beach, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Friday, Mar. 18 through Thursday, Jun. 30, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for cell pole, antennas, equipment cabinet, electrical and fiber installation. For more information, please contact John Duran 321-350-7809.

Northbound Broadway Avenue between 38 Street and 40 Street, in West Palm Beach, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Friday, Mar. 18 through Thursday, Jun. 30, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for cell pole, antennas, equipment cabinet, electrical and fiber installation. For more information, please contact John Duran 321-350-7809.

Northbound Broadway Avenue between 29 Street and 31 Street, in West Palm Beach, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Mar. 21 through Tuesday, Jun. 21, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for cell pole, antennas, equipment cabinet, electrical and fiber installation. For more information, please contact John Duran 321-350-7809.

Eastbound and westbound Royal Park Bridge between South Olive Avenue and A1A/South County Road, in West Palm Beach, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, Jun. 3, and Monday, Jun. 6 through Friday, Jun. 10, 1 of 4 lanes closed for bridge maintenance. For more information, please contact Mauro Barbosa 954-516-3421.

NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY (RIVIERA BEACH, NORTH PALM BEACH, PALM BEACH GARDENS, JUNO BEACH, JUPITER, TEQUESTA):

Advance Notice: Eastbound and Westbound A1A/Blue Heron Boulevard between Lake Shore Drive and Lake Drive over the Jerry Thomas Memorial Bridge, in Riviera Beach, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3rd and Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 1 of 2 lanes closed as needed for bridgework. For more information, please contact Mauro Barbosa 954-516-3421.

Southbound Highway A1A between ½ mile North of Donald Ross and ½ mile of Admirals Cove Boulevard, in Jupiter, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Mar. 28 extended through Tuesday, May 31, 1 of 3 lanes closed, for irrigation well cleaning, facilities work. For more information, please contact Kim Federer 561-444-6032 and/or John Say 561-436-6388.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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