The intersection of S.R. 704/Okeechobee Boulevard and Jog Road in Palm Beach County will temporarily switch to a one-lane roundabout from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m on May 16 as part of a joint Palm Beach County and FDOT hurricane preparedness exercise. During this time the traffic lights will be turned off and the temporary roundabout will control traffic.
Motorists will encounter temporary lane closures and a temporary change in traffic control at the intersection. FDOT staff will be on-site to monitor the exercise.
The purpose of this exercise is to test the safety and effectiveness of a temporary roundabout in the event the signaled intersection is impacted by a loss of power due to a hurricane. With lower traffic volumes on the road under current COVID-19 conditions, this is an opportunity to test this configuration with minimal impacts to the public.
For more information, please contact Guillermo Canedo at (954) 777-4302 or [email protected].