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Palm Beach County Traffic Report: August 29 through September 5, 2014

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August 29 through September 5, 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.

Please note: Due to the Labor Day Holiday, there are no scheduled lane closures Friday night, Aug. 29, through Monday night, Sept. 1.

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 early 2017. 

Restrictions: The outside lanes of I-95 northbound and southbound, between Glades Road and Yamato Road, will be closed, nightly, Tuesday night through Friday morning, with the first lane closing at 9 p.m., and the second lane, if needed, closing 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., through early October 2014.

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: I-95 southbound, between Woolbright Road and Atlantic Avenue, may have two outside lanes and the shoulder closed, 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., Tuesday night through Friday morning.

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, daily, westbound, 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with one lane closed, eastbound, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday through September 2014. One lane will be closed, nightly, westbound, 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m., with one lane closed, eastbound, 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m., Tuesday through Friday through September 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 southbound, at Lantana Road, may have up to three lanes closed in each direction, intermittently, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Tuesday night through Friday morning. Lantana Road at I-95 may have one lane closed in each direction, intermittently, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Tuesday 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 north side.

US 1/Dixie Highway from Sterns Street to Lake Worth Avenue (Town of Lantana)
Construction on this 0.4-mile project began Monday, July 21, 2014, in the Town of Lantana. Work consists of installing new French Drains in the outside lanes adjacent to the curb on US 1/Dixie Highway, from Sterns Street to Lake Worth Avenue. New sidewalks and paving will be added adjacent to the new drainage structures. This is one of four drainage installation projects throughout Palm Beach County. The cost for all four projects is an estimated $1.3 million. The work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation. This first installation project in the Town of Lantana is expected to be completed early fall 2014.

Restrictions: One outside lane of US 1/Dixie Highway may be closed in each direction, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Full closure/detour: On Monday, Sept. 8, beginning at 7 a.m., E. Central Boulevard, just east of US 1/Dixie Highway, will be closed, around-the-clock, through September 2014. Residents will not be able to enter through E. Central Boulevard, but will be able to exit. Motorists may detour via US 1/Dixie Highway, and E. Hart Drive. The contractor will be coordinating with the Town of Lantana to allow resident access through the existing gates.

US 1/Dixie Highway from 9th Avenue South to 10th Avenue South (City of Lake Worth)
Construction on this 0.7-mile project will begin Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in the City of Lake Worth. Work consists of installing new French Drains in the outside lanes adjacent to the curb on US 1/Dixie Highway, from 9th Avenue South to 10th Avenue South. New sidewalks and paving will be added adjacent to the new drainage structures. This is the second of four drainage installation projects throughout Palm Beach County. The cost for all four projects is an estimated $1.3 million. The work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation. This second installation project in the City of Lake Worth is expected to be completed late fall 2014.

Restrictions: Advanced notice—Full closure/detour: Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10, US 1/Dixie Highway will be closed between 9th Avenue South and 10th Avenue South, in the City of Lake Worth. Northbound US 1 traffic will be detoured east on 11th Avenue South, north on South Palmway and west on 8th Avenue South. Southbound US 1 traffic will be detoured west on 8th Avenue South, south on South N Street, and east on 10th Avenue South. Pedestrian access will be provided along detour routes.

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: The Flagler Memorial Bridge is closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until Nov. 1, 2014. During this closure, drivers are being detoured to the Royal Park Bridge to cross the Intracoastal Waterway. Please note: Crews will be working this Saturday, Aug. 30, however there will be no impacts to traffic.

Restriction: Temporary traffic restrictions are in place at the intersection of Flagler Drive and the Royal Park Bridge. Drivers going south on Flagler Drive cannot turn left to go east over the Royal Park Bridge and drivers going west over the Royal Park Bridge cannot turn left to go south on Flagler Drive. These restrictions will remain in effect while the Flagler Memorial Bridge is closed. The following detours are in place:

  • Drivers going south on Flagler Drive who want to go east over the Royal Park Bridge should take S. Dixie Highway to Okeechobee Boulevard and go east on Okeechobee Boulevard to cross the Royal Park Bridge.
  • Drivers going west on the Royal Park Bridge who want to go south on Flagler Drive should continue west to S. Dixie Highway, go south on S. Dixie Highway to Okeechobee Boulevard, and go east on Okeechobee Boulevard to Flagler Drive.

Restriction: The outside northbound lane on Flagler Drive will be closed as needed between 3Street and 6 Street, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At least one northbound lane will remain open at all times. Drivers should watch for trucks entering and exiting the work zone.

Marine Restrictions: The Flagler Memorial Bridge spans are in the “open” position with no anticipated impacts to marine traffic. Restrictions and openings at the Royal Park Bridge and the Southern Boulevard Bridge have been adjusted as follows: The Royal Park Bridge opens once per hour at 15 minutes past the hour with no openings from 7:16 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 6:14 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends and Federal holidays, the bridge opens twice per hour at 15 minutes past the hour and 45 minutes past the hour. The Southern Boulevard Bridge opens twice per hour on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour with no openings from 7:31 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends and Federal holidays, the bridge opens twice per hour on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour. 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:

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 fall 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 September 2014.

Jupiter Pedestrian Observation Deck Demolition & Reconstruction
This 225-foot reconstruction project will begin Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the Town of Jupiter. Work includes the demolition of the existing pedestrian observation decks at the US 1 Bridge near the Jupiter Inlet, and along Alternate A1A over the Loxahatchee River (near Sawfish Park), in the Town of Jupiter. A pedestrian observation deck will be constructed along the southwest side of the US 1 Bridge; however, the observation deck at Alternate A1A will not be replaced. The work is being performed by Ferreira Construction, and is expected to be completed summer 2015. The estimated construction cost is $1 million.

Restrictions: All lanes are open. 

State Road 710 from the Pratt Whitney Entrance to the Palm Beach/Martin County Line
This 6-mile resurfacing project will begin Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in the Town of Jupiter. Work includes design and construction of a four (4) lane divided roadway and median, installation of new traffic signal at the State Road 710/Indiantown Road intersection, and lighting, signage, and striping upgrades. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., and is expected to be completed fall 2016. The estimated construction cost is $21.9 million. 

Restrictions: All lanes are open. An Open House is currently being scheduled, and will be held closer to the Sept. 29 start date.

Western Palm Beach County Projects:

State Road 80 (Belle Glade), from State Road 15 (S 441) to County Road 880
This 18-mile resurfacing project began Monday, July 28, 2014, in the City of Belle Glade. Work includes a 6-foot widening of the inside and outside shoulders, milling and resurfacing the existing roadway in various locations, installation of a Fog Detection Warning System, and signing, signalization, and guardrail improvements. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., and is expected to be completed late fall 2015. The estimated construction cost is $20.6 million. 

Restrictions: One lane may be closed in each direction, from State Road 15 (US 441) to the US Sugar Railroad Tracks, Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., through late fall 2015.

Maintenance, Utility and Permit Closures: 

Restrictions: The Spanish River Boulevard Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Boca Raton, will have intermittent lane closures in each direction, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, through Friday, Sept. 5, for bridge repairs.

Restrictions: Southern Boulevard, at the Royal Palm Beach Boulevard/Little Ranches Trail intersection, will have two lanes closed, westbound, with one lane closed, eastbound, intermittently, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, through Friday, Sept. 5, to replace the overhead illuminated street name signs. The new overhead signs will have dual names to match the existing ground mounted signs. 

Restrictions: State Road A1A (Ocean Boulevard) at Atlantic Avenue, in the City of Delray Beach, may have one lane closed intermittently in each direction, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, for strain pole removal, signing & pavement markings, through September 2014.

Restrictions: There will be daily lane reductions Tuesday through Friday at NE/SE 5th Avenue, from Atlantic Avenue to NE 8th Street, SE 3rd Street to Atlantic Avenue, and SE 7th Street to SE 10th 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 SE 3rd Street to NE 3rd Street, and from NE 5th Street to SE 8th Street. Side streets will be detoured as this work progresses. For more information about this project, please contact David Romano, Senior Project Engineer, at 954-680-7771. 

Restrictions: US 1 at East City Center (855 South Federal Highway), just south of Palmetto Park Road in the City of Boca Raton, will have the northbound outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, through Friday, Sept. 5, for sidewalk repairs.

Restrictions: Advanced notice: US 1, just north of Donald Ross Road in the Town of Juno Beach, will have the southbound outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 12, for drainage repairs. 

Restrictions: Bold landscaping, including approximately 3,100 palm trees, is currently being installed along I-95 between Southern Boulevard and Belvedere Road, in the City of West Palm Beach. Work will continue through fall 2014. At this time, no lane closures are expected; however, motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway in this area.

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