TRAFFIC HAVOC

Traffic Delays, Road Closures Ahead This Week For Boca Raton, Delray Beach

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BY: TRAFFIC CENTER | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There is a busy week planned for road crews, which means it will be a difficult week for motorists. Traffic, already set to dramatically increase as Palm Beach County public schools open Tuesday, will also be met with road closures and construction zones.

The following is the VERY LONG list of road projects expected to impact motorists in South Palm Beach County this week.

  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. 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:

  • 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 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 bridges 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 one northbound and one southbound lane closed through August 2022 to facilitate Glades Road bridge widening operations. During this activity, two 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.
  • Westbound 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 for reconstruction through September 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 northbound entrance ramp from westbound Glades Road will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sundaythrough Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via westbound Glades Road,  Jog Road and Yamato 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 southbound 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 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., Sundaythrough 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 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 exit ramp to Yamato Road/Spanish River Blvd will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Peninsula Corp Dr, Congress Ave. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from eastbound 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 south, westbound Glades Road, and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Glades Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.
  • The I-95 southbound entrance ramp from westbound Yamato Road will be closed nightly as needed, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via westbound Yamato Road, Congress Ave, Peninsula Corp Drive, and the I-95 southbound entrance ramp from Peninsula Corp Drive. 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., Sundaythrough Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via westbound Glades Road, Powerline Road, and Palmetto Park 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., Sundaythrough Thursday. Traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue and Yamato Road. FHP will be on site to assist motorists.  
  1. I-95 from south of 10th Avenue N. to North of SR 882/Forest Hill Boulevard Safety Improvements Project

DescriptionThis 2.750 project located in West Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach will begin on August 10, 2022. Improvements include milling and resurfacing segments of I-95 in both directions, installing new signage, including an overhead Dynamic Message Sign on I-95 northbound just south of 10th Avenue North, upgrading existing lighting with LED luminaires, and installing a new Road Weather Information System (RWIS).
Cost/Completion: $3.4 million/Fall 2023
Traffic Impact: All lanes are open. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 or angel@valerin-group.com .

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: $2.47 million/Fall 2022 

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 from NE 2nd Avenue to SR A1A 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, signalization, and sidewalk work. During this time, a flagging operation will be used to direct traffic eastbound and westbound as needed. Emergency vehicles, local driveway, and pedestrian access will be provided at all times.
  • George Bush Boulevard, between N. Andrews Avenue and SR A1A full closure for drainage installation, has been extended from Monday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 9, 2022.  Detour routes are marked along George Bush Boulevard, N. Andrews Ave., Crestwood Dr., and Pelican Ln. Please note, work activities are being performed during daytime hours only, Monday through Saturday: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, the City of Delray Beach is also performing utility repairs in this location. 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 ormreadling@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., 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. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Melissa Readling at 772-577-8803 ormreadling@corradino.com .

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

  1. US-1/SR-805 Lighting and Signalization Improvements Project

Description:  This 0.400-mile project is anticipated to begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Work includes installing new steel mast arms at the intersections of US-1/Lake Avenue and US-1/Lucerne Avenue, installing new light poles with LED Luminaires, replacing concrete sidewalk, driveways, and curb and gutter impacted by LED light pole installation, signing and pavement marking upgrades, including detectable warning surfaces, improving intersection street lighting and pedestrian signalization. See attached flyer for more information.

Cost/Completion: $1 million. Completion is expected in Spring 2023. 

Traffic Impact: All lanes are open.  For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist, Melissa Readling at (772) 577-8803 or mreadling@corradino.com

  1. SR 802/Lake Worth Road Improvements Project 

Description:  This 1.90-mile project from Raulerson Drive to the Palm Beach State College Entrance/Douglas Drive in Lake Worth is anticipated to begin on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Work includes constructing a new exclusive right turn lane from eastbound Lake Worth Road into the Mid-County Senior Center, installing new seven-foot bike lanes with upgraded safety features, milling and resurfacing Lake Worth Road in both directions, replacing underground Palm Beach County utilities throughout the project limits, improving sidewalk and driveways on both sides of Lake Worth Road, modifying medians to improve motorist safety, improving signalized intersections and pedestrian crossings, and installing new signage, pavement markings, and lighting. Cost/Completion: $14 million. Completion is expected in Summer 2024. 

Virtual Public Meeting & In-person Construction Open House: A Virtual Public Meeting and In-person Construction Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Please see below and flyer attached for more information.

  • The Virtual Public Meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please use the following link to register:https://bit.ly/LakeWorthRd-VPM or dial (562) 247-8422; Access Code: 213-472-897. A brief presentation followed by questions and comments will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and again from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please note questions and comments may be submitted via the online chat for the project team to address directly.
  • The In-person Construction Open House will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach State College in the Continuing Education Building Room CE 119 at 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461. This meeting will have an informal open house format, with project representatives available to answer questions and address comments at any time during the meeting. The latest social distancing guidelines will be followed. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist, Melissa Readling at (772) 577-8803 or 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 or angel@valerin-group.com.
  1. SR 80/Southern Boulevard at Australian Avenue EB to NB Off-Ramp

Description: This 0.531-mile improvement project on State Road 80/Southern Boulevard eastbound to the northbound off-ramp at Australian Avenue in Palm Beach County began July 24, 2022. Work includes widening eastbound SR 80/Southern Boulevard to include an additional 12-foot travel lane to northbound Australian Avenue, widening the SR 80/Southern Boulevard exit ramp to northbound Australian Avenue to include a 6-foot shoulder and two 12-foot travel lanes, upgrading existing lighting along the exit ramp with LED luminaries, adding new signage, improving the 500-foot retaining wall along the exit ramp, and milling and resurfacing the road with curb and gutter improvements. 
Cost/Completion: 
$1.5 million. Completion is expected in early 2023. 

Traffic Impact: 

  • Two inside eastbound lanes on Southern Boulevard between Kirk Road and Australian Avenue are closed continuously for widening operations.
  • The Southern Boulevard eastbound exit ramp to northbound Australian Avenue is reduced to one lane continuously for widening operations. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 orangel@valerin-group.com .

SOUTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY

(BOCA RATON, HIGHLAND BEACH, 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.

Eastbound West Yamato Road just East Technology Way, in Boca Raton, 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Tuesday, Jul. 06 through Thursday, Aug. 18, 1 of 4 lanes closed, for directional borings, fiber installation and utility pole, antenna equipment cabinet installation. For more information, please contact Jason Herist 561-202-4283.

Southbound State Road 7 at Glades Road, in Boca Raton, 9 a.m. until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Monday, Jul. 18 through Thursday, Aug. 18, 1 of 2 lanes closed as needed, for cell pole, antennas, equipment cabinet, directional boring and conduit installation. For more information, please contact Jason Herist 561-202-4283.

Northbound Broken Sound Boulevard at intersection of Yamato Road, in Boca Raton, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Aug. 01 through Friday, Aug. 26, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for directional boring and conduit installation. For more information, please contact Marco Larreiga 954-249-6701.

Northbound North Ocean Boulevard between Southways and Shore Road, in Delray Beach, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Monday, Jun. 27 through Monday, Aug. 29, 1 of 1 lanes closed as needed, for directional boring and conduit installation. For more information, please contact Urma Charlemagne 561-418-0598.

Westbound Atlantic Avenue between Southeast 4 Avenue and Southeast 5 Avenue, in Delray Beach, 9 am until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Monday, Jul. 18 through Friday, Sept. 30, 1 of 2 lanes closed as needed, for cell pole, antennas, equipment cabinet, directional boring and conduit installation. For more information, please contact Jason Herist 561-202-4283.

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