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Several Railroad Crossings To Close In Boca Raton

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Brightline Construction Continues. Unclear If Changes Will Leave Fewer Dead.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Railroad crossings in Boca Raton are expected to close for extended periods of time as Brightline construction continues. It is unclear if the construction, primarily for a new station, will reduce the growing number of deaths in the area attributed to Brightline trains impacting cars, people, and sometimes both. The City of Boca Raton issued this advisory Wednesday afternoon:

City of Boca Raton Advisory:

Railroad crossings in Boca Raton will close over the next few weeks at Palmetto Park Rd. and NW 2nd St. as Brightline reconstructs the crossings in preparation for the new Boca Raton station.

During this closure, Palmetto Park Rd. traffic will be detoured between NW 2nd Ave., NW 2nd St., and Dixie Hwy. from June 11 to June 15. NW 2nd St. traffic will be detoured between NW 2nd Ave., Palmetto Park Rd., and Dixie Hwy. from June 18 to June 30.

The Boca Raton Station will be located on NW 1st Ave. across from Mizner Park. Detailed closure and detour information is below.

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.

ADVANCED NOTICE: 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.

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