Okeechobee Blvd detour plan


The big weekend’s coming up, not this weekend, but next, for All Aboard Florida rail work that will require rerouting tens of thousands of cars downtown.

The rail crossing at Okeechobee and Quadrille boulevards will close from Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. until Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m.

Here’s the plan:

  • MOST eastbound Okeechobee Boulevard traffic will be diverted at Tamarind/Parker Avenues.  The only exception will be if you are going to CityPlace, the Convention Center, Hilton Hotel, Kravis Center, CityPlace South Tower or local destinations will be allowed to pass.
  • ALL westbound traffic on Lakeview Avenue will be diverted onto Quadrille Boulevard.
  • The ramp from Australian Avenue to eastbound Okeechobee Boulevard WILL BE CLOSED. You will be able to access westbound Okeechobee Boulevard from Australian Avenue. All ramps from Okeechobee Boulevard (both directions) to Australian Avenue WILL BE OPEN.
  • I-95 ramps to/from both eastbound and westbound Okeechobee Boulevard will be open. HOWEVER DRIVERS ARE ASKED TO AVOID EXITING I-95 ONTO EASTBOUND OKEECHOBEE TO AVOID HEAVIER THAN NORMAL TRAFFIC DELAYS.
  • All drivers heading to downtown West Palm Beach are encouraged to use Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard., Southern Boulevard, or Belvedere Road.
  • All drivers heading to the Town of Palm Beach are encouraged to use Southern Boulevard to the Southern Boulevard bridge.
  • ADDITIONAL WEEKEND CLOSURE: In order to avoid a second Okeechobee Boulevard closure in the future, construction crews building the new Restoration Hardware, located in the center of Okeechobee Boulevard, have agreed to coordinate necessary road work with the All Aboard Florida closure. As a result, eastbound Okeechobee Blvd. between Rosemary Avenue and the All Aboard Florida RR tracks COULD be closed SATURDAY and SUNDAY, May 14th & 15th.

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