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Palm Beach County Traffic Report December 27 through January 3, 2014

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Palm Beach County – Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting;closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities.

For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video of I-95 in Palm Beach County, visit the Florida Department of Transportation’s Palm Beach SMART SunGuide Transportation Management Center (TMC) website at www.smartsunguide.com. FDOT and the SunGuide™ Partners provide these free services. For updated lane closure information, please refer to www.d4fdot.com. Follow us on Twitter at MyFDOT_SEFL.

Please note:Due to the Holidays, there will be no scheduled lane closures through Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

I-95 Corridor Projects:

Palm Beach County Traffic Signal Hanger Retrofit

Construction on this project began Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Palm Beach County. Work consists of retrofitting existing traffic signals with new pivotal hangers at various intersections throughout Palm Beach County. The project costs an estimated $1.3 million. The work is being performed by Traffic Control Devices, Inc. and is expected to be completed winter 2014. 

Restrictions: Indiantown Road, at the US 1 intersection in the Town of Jupiter, will have rolling lane closures, with one lane closed in each direction, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Thursday night, Jan. 2. Indiantown Road, at the Center Street intersection in the Town of Jupiter, will have rolling lane closures, with one lane closed in each direction, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Thursday night, Jan. 2. Donald Ross Road, at Alternate A1A intersection in the Town of Jupiter and the City of Palm Beach Gardens, will have rolling lane closures, with one lane closed in each direction, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Thursday night, Jan. 2.

 

I-95 Noise Wall Installation from north of Lake Ida to south of Woolbright Road

Construction on this 1-mile project will begin Monday, January 6, 2014, in the City of Boynton Beach. Work consists of installation of a ground and shoulder mounted noise wall, overhead sign, guardrail, drainage and sod. The project will cost an estimated $2.3 million. The work is being performed by Construct Group Corp and is expected to be completed fall 2014.

Construction Open House: On Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., a construction Open House will be held at the Golfview Harbour Clubhouse, located at 2775 SW 14th Street, Boynton Beach, FL, 33426. Project staff will be on hand to review the project scope, and answer any questions. This meeting is open to the public.

Southern Palm Beach County Projects:

Glades Road (CR 808) from State Road 7 to Lyons Road

Construction on this 1.5-mile project will begin Tuesday, January 7, 2013, in Boca Raton. Work consists of repaving the roadway, signalization upgrades, mast arm installation, curb, sidewalk, and guardrail upgrades, and sign, landscape and irrigation improvements. The project costs an estimated $2.4 million. The work is being performed by Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed fall 2014. 

Construction Open House: On Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., a construction Open House will be held at the Glades Road Branch of the Palm Beach County Library, located at 20701 95th Ave. S, Boca Raton, FL, 33434. Project staff will be on hand to review the project scope, and answer any questions. This meeting is open to the public. 

Central Palm Beach County Projects:

Lantana Road (CR 812) from Sunset Road to east of I-95

Construction on this 0.6-mile project began Monday, July 8, 2013, in the Town of Lantana. Work consists of repaving the roadway, widening the I-95 overpass bridge, and replacing lighting and traffic railing. The project costs an estimated $6.1 million. The work is being performed by Zep Construction and is expected to be completed spring 2015. 

Restrictions:Pedestrian traffic on Lantana Road is shifted to the south side.

Jog Road at Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridge widening over C-51 Canal from Gun Club Road to Wallis Road

Construction on this 0.5-mile project began Friday, July 26, 2013, in the City of West Palm Beach. Work consists of widening the Jog Road Bridge over the C-51 canal, milling & resurfacing, signage, signalization upgrades, irrigation, drainage improvements and installation of new sidewalks and ramps to meet ADA standards. The project costs an estimated $2.4 million. The work is being performed by Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed summer 2014.

Restrictions: The outside southbound lane of Jog Road is closed through spring 2014. The right outside turn lane of the Southern Boulevard to Jog Road eastbound ramp is closed through spring 2014.

Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project

This 0.66-mile Design/Build project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge with a new bascule bridge connecting the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach over the Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Flagler Drive overpass will be replaced with an “at-grade” intersection. New lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, drainage, and landscaping are also included. The Design/Build team for this project is PCL Civil Constructers and Hardesty & Hanover. New Millennium Engineering, Inc. provides Construction Engineering and Inspection Services on behalf of FDOT. Active construction began onSept. 10, 2012, and will last until fall 2016.  The estimated construction cost is $94.2 million.

All project-related work will be suspended from Friday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 29, and again on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Restriction: One lane is open in each direction on the Flagler Memorial Bridge and the sidewalk on the north side of the bridge is open for pedestrians. All westbound traffic exits the bridge at the Flagler Drive exit ramp. Traffic will remain like this for the next several months. 

Restriction: The ramp from northbound Flagler Drive to the eastbound Flagler Memorial Bridge is permanently closed. Drivers going north on Flagler Drive who want to go east over the bridge will go west on Banyan Boulevard to N. Dixie Highway, go north on N. Dixie Highway to N. Quadrille Boulevard, and go east on N. Quadrille Boulevard over the bridge.

Marine Restrictions: The Flagler Memorial Bridge opens every hour at 15 minutes past the hour, as needed, for marine traffic, except at 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.   Information is published in the Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners at www.navcen.uscg.gov.

For information about the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project, please visit the project website:www.flaglerbridge.com or contact Public Information Officer Tish Burgher, by phone at (561) 702-9096 or email at tish@qcausa.com 

Northern Palm Beach County Projects:

Beeline Highway (SR 710) from West of Congress Avenue to West of Australian Avenue

This 0.82-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the City of Riviera Beach. Work includes widening the existing roadway from two to four lanes, installation of bike lanes, curb and gutter, sidewalks, signalization, lighting, landscaping, signing and pavement markings, and resurfacing. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., and is expected to be completed spring 2014. The estimated construction cost is $12.2 million.

Restrictions: Avenue N, from SR 710 to just south of W 9 Street, is closed through the end of January 2014 for new roadway and median construction. Motorists may detour via W 9 Street to Avenue O. Pedestrian access on Avenue N will be maintained. Congress Avenue at State Road 710 may have single lane closures in each direction, daily, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Traffic is shifted to the north between Congress Avenue and Avenue U. State Road 710 at Congress Avenue may have intermittent single lane closures in each direction, daily, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

US 1 (SR 5) from South of 13th Street to Silver Beach Road

This 1.4-mile resurfacing project began Monday, July 30, 2012, in the City of Riviera Beach. Work includes milling and resurfacing the existing roadway, drainage and water main installation throughout the project, curb and sidewalk replacement, upgrades to pedestrian and traffic signalization, signage upgrades, and sidewalk and driveway ramp installation to meet ADA standards. The work is being performed by Gibbs and Register, Inc., and is expected to be completed winter 2014. The estimated construction cost is $12.8 million. 

Restrictions:Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the west side of US 1 from 12th Street to Silver Beach Road. Access to businesses on the west side of US 1 will be available via Avenues C to the east and Avenue E to the west.  Access to businesses on the east side of US 1 is provided via a business route detour utilizing Avenue A and C to the east and Avenue E to the west.

US 1 (SR 5) from Erikson Way to Ocean Way

Construction on this 0.4-mile project began Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Town of Jupiter and the Town of Juno Beach. Work consists of sidewalk installation, swale grading, and new sod installation. The project costs an estimated $380,000. The work is being performed by Gibbs & Register and is expected to be completedJanuary 2014.

Restrictions: All lanes are open.

Western Palm Beach County Projects:

SR 80 Bridge Rehab, from NW 2nd Avenue to SE 3rd Avenue, South Bay

Construction on this 0.1-mile project will begin Monday, July 29, 2013, in the City of South Bay. Work consists of sidewalk widening and removing existing structures and installing new structures; Beams, deck, bearings, anchor, partial deck, diaphragms, hinge assembly, and painting of new steel beams and existing steel beams. This project costs an estimated $1 million. The work is being performed by Cobalt Construction Group and is expected to be completed summer 2014.

Restrictions: Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the south side of SR 80 until winter 2014.

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