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Palm Beach County Traffic Report for April 11 though April 18, 2014

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Palm Beach County Traffic Report
April 11 through April 18, 2014

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. 

I-95 Corridor Projects:

I-95 Interchange at Spanish River Boulevard
Construction on this 2.5-mile project began Monday, January 13, 2014, in the City of Boca Raton. Work consists of constructing a new interchange at Spanish River Boulevard and I-95, widening Spanish River Boulevard west of FAU Boulevard, constructing 13 bridges between Spanish River Boulevard and Yamato Road, signalized intersection improvements and the addition of auxiliary lanes on Yamato Road, and sound wall construction along Yamato Road and on the east side of I-95 north of Yamato Road. The project costs an estimated $67 million. The work is being performed by Astaldi Construction and is expected to be completed fall 2016. 

Restrictions: All lanes are open.

I-95 Noise Wall Installation from north of Lake Ida to south of Woolbright Road
Construction on this 1-mile project began 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.

Restrictions: All lanes are open. 

I-95 Skid Hazard Overlay from north of 6th Avenue South to Lake Worth Road
Work on this 0.5-mile project began Friday, March 14, 2014, in the City of Lake Worth. Work consists of installing a high friction epoxy overlay and thermoplastic pavement markings to the bridge deck from just north of 6th Avenue South to Lake Worth Road. The project costs an estimated $1.8 million. The work is being performed by Ram Construction Services and is expected to be completed late summer 2014. 

Restrictions: I-95 northbound will have three inside lanes closed, from 6th Avenue South to 10th Avenue North, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Thursday morning, through spring 2014.

Southern Palm Beach County Projects:

Glades Road (CR 808) from State Road 7 to Lyons Road
Construction on this 1.5-mile project began Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 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. 

Restrictions: One lane will be closed, westbound, 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with one lane closed, eastbound, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday through spring 2014.

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: I-95 at Lantana Road may have three lanes closed in each direction, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning. Lantana Road at I-95 may have one lane closed in each direction, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning. Due to construction activities, I-95 southbound ramp shoulders are closed and 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 April 2014. The right outside turn lane of the Southern Boulevard to Jog Road eastbound ramp is closed through April 2014. One southbound lane of Jog Road may be closed, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. One southbound lane may be closed, 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning, through April 2014, for paving operations.

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 on Sept. 10, 2012, and will last until early 2017.  The estimated construction cost is $94.2 million.

Restriction: One lane is open in each direction and the sidewalk on the north side of the bridge is open for pedestrians until Monday, May 12. All westbound traffic exits the bridge at the Flagler Drive exit ramp.  Eastbound drivers might experience brief intermittent delays on the bridge while trucks enter and exit the work zone.

Restriction: Beginning at 6 a.m., Monday, May 12, the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately six months, to allow PCL Construction to build the main foundations for the replacement bridge before reopening the existing bridge to traffic on Sunday, Nov. 1. During this closure, drivers will be detoured to the Royal Park Bridge to cross the Intracoastal Waterway.

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 should 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.  Beginning on May 12, the bridge spans will be placed in the “open” position so there will be no impacts to marine traffic. However, mariners should be aware of bridge opening schedules on the Royal Park Bridge and the Southern Boulevard Bridge.  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: Traffic on SR 710 is shifted to one lane in each direction in the outside lanes while work is being performed in the inside lanes and median. Intermittent lane closures will continue on Congress Avenue and SR 710, daily, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and nightly, 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Saturday, through mid April 2014, for final inspections.

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 open to two lanes in each direction during inactive construction periods. During active construction periods, intermittent lane closures will continue in each direction as needed. Side streets may also have brief intermittent closures during this time. Left turn lanes will remain open at signalized intersections. Business detours are available using Avenue A and C to the east of US 1, and Avenue E to the west of US 1. Traffic will remain in this pattern through April 2014.

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 began 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: One lane may be closed in each direction, including intermittent turn lane closures, 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through April 2014.

Maintenance, Utility and Permit Closures:

Restrictions: One lane of I-95 will be closed in each direction, from Indiantown Road to south of Donald Ross Road, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday night, Apr. 13, through Friday morning, Apr. 18, for landscaping installation. 

Restrictions: I-95 northbound at Indiantown Road will have up to two lanes closed, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Tuesday night, Apr. 15, for maintenance work. In conjunction with this closure, the I-95 northbound exit tamp to westbound Indiantown Road will be closed temporarily between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Tuesday night, Apr. 15. Motorists may detour via the I-95 northbound to eastbound Indiantown Road ramp, and do a U-turn to westbound Indiantown Road during this time.

Restrictions: The I-95 southbound exit ramp to 6th Avenue South will have one lane closed, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 17, for maintenance work. 

Restrictions: The westbound PGA Boulevard to I-95 southbound entrance ramp will be closed, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Thursday night, Apr. 17, for maintenance work. Motorists will be detoured via westbound PGA Blvd., to U-turn and enter the eastbound PGA Blvd. entrance ramp to I-95 southbound. 

Restrictions: There will be daily lane reductions at NE/SE 5th Avenue, from NE 5th Street to NE 8th Street, and from SE 5th Street to SE 2nd Street, in the City of Delray Beach, for storm drainage installation and curb and gutter work. There will also be daily lane reductions at NE/SE 6th Avenue, from NE 2nd Street to NE 8th Street. Side streets will be detoured as this work progresses. One lane will be closed from NE 2nd Street to SE 1st Street on the east side of SE 5th Avenue for AT&T work. Motorists may be detoured via SE 1st Street as needed during daily operations. For more information about this project, please contact David Romano, Senior Project Engineer, at 954-680-7771.

Restrictions: Southern Boulevard (State Road 80) will have the westbound outside lane closed at Lamstein Lane, in the Village of Royal Palm Beach, 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through mid April 2014.

Restrictions: A1A at Carlin Park, in the Town of Jupiter, is closed to all traffic between the north and middle entrances of Carlin Park, through July 2014, for bridge removal and construction. Traffic will be detoured via Indiantown Road, US 1, Marcinski Road, and A1A. For more information on this project, please contact Palm Beach County Engineering at 561-684-4000.

Restrictions: US 1, at 25th Street in the City of West Palm Beach, will have the northbound outside lane closed, 8 a.m. Monday, April 14, until 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, for asphalt repairs.

Restrictions: The Lake Avenue Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Lake Worth, will have the westbound outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday, Apr. 14, for conduit repairs. 

Restrictions: The Muck City Road (County Road 717) railroad crossing, in the City of Pahokee, will be closed to all traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Apr. 14, through Friday, Apr. 18, for reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured via SR 15, East Main Street, and SR 98 (Conners Highway/US 441). For more information on this project, please contact Palm Beach County Engineering at 561-684-4000.

Restrictions: The Florida’s Turnpike southbound exit ramp at Okeechobee Boulevard (Exit 99) will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. As an alternate route, southbound travelers can use Exit 109 at PGA Boulevard or follow the detour: Southbound traffic will be detoured to Exit 97 at Southern Boulevard. After passing through the toll booth, motorists should travel north on Pike Road to Belvedere Road. Continue east on Belvedere road to N. Jog Road. Travel north on Jog Road to Okeechobee Boulevard. For more information on this project, please contact the Turnpike’s Public Information Officer Christine Girardin at 954-934-1279.   

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