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LYONS ROAD NIGHTMARE TO CONTINUE: Traffic Switch Expected Soon In Boca Raton, Delray Beach

Crash Lyons Road
Crash Lyons Road
A summer crash on Lyons Road north of Clint Moore, near The Bridges, Seven Bridges, and Lotus. (


DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The nightmarish expansion project that was supposed to take months but is now well past the one-year mark continues on Lyons Road between Clint Moore Road and Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. has learned the new expected project completion date is now late May.

Palm Beach County Engineering officials say they expect the current challenging traffic configuration — that has multiple lanes merging to basically two and a half lanes in many places — will get worse before it gets better. A traffic “switch” is expected in late April, where the closed lanes will open, but the open lanes will close, creating more traffic confusion than the already confusing traffic configuration. The following explanation was written in a document obtained by late Thursday:

“The contractor has submitted a maintenance of traffic plan for the traffic switch. PBC Traffic staff have reviewed and provided comments for the contractor to revise. The goal is to switch northbound traffic to the newly constructed northbound roadway while a single southbound lane will remain in the current configuration. This will allow the contractor to place the final layer of asphalt on the unobstructed southbound lanes. The limits of the traffic switch will be from the L-38 canal to a point south of Atlantic
Avenue. The switch is scheduled to occur by late April.”

Accidents and congestion continue in the area that became a problem when GL Homes built multiple communities of nearly 1000 homes each, but was never required to expand Lyons Road which was not built for the traffic levels it currently endures daily.



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