President Trump, you might want to attend this one


This word, but not the click-bait headline, from the Florida Department of Transportation:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its project partners will host a preconstruction open house for the upcoming Southern Boulevard/State Road 80 Bridge Replacement Project on March 15.

The meeting, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will take place at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Cultural Center, 110 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Attendees will have the opportunity to review renderings of the new drawbridge, the construction plans and traffic control plans. Project team personnel will be available throughout the meeting to discuss the project and answer questions.

The Southern Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project consists of replacing the existing bascule bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and City of West Palm Beach. The project runs from Washington Road in West Palm to State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach.

New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction.

Construction will begin in April 2017 and be completed by late 2020. The estimated construction cost is $93 million.

If you need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or require translation services (free of charge,) contact Angel Streeter Gardner, Public Information Officer, at least seven days prior to the meeting. She can be reached at 561-702-9096 or via email at

For more information about the project, visit

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