The city of West Palm Beach just released a new list of road closures you should know about. Below is the list to help you plan your commute for the coming week:
• Lake Avenue from Summit Boulevard to Bradley Street is closed until Feb. 10 as the city replaces the drainage system. This may change from week to week based on construction activity.
• Parker Avenue at Park Place will be partially closed until Jan. 13 as the city performs utility installation work.
• Flagler Drive at Southern Boulevard will be partially closed until Feb. 14 as the city performs utility installation work.
• Dixie Highway at Fern Street will be closed and Fern Street itself will be partially closed from Dec. 12-15 as crews dismantle a crane at The Alexander worksite.
• Flagler Drive at the Flagler Memorial Bridge will closed from Dec. 16-19 for work related to the bridge replacement.
• Miramar Way will be closed from Olive Avenue to Washington Road from now through Jan. 31 for utilities installation.
• Partial closures for work related to All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger-rail service: Third Street at Quadrille Boulevard from now through Dec. 11; Clematis Street at Quadrille from Dec. 14-18; Banyan Boulevard at Quadrille from Dec. 19-23.
The workshop, which is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 with a presentation at 6 p.m., will review the different alternatives being considered by the state as it plans for an expected surge in traffic at the interchange over the next 10 years.
An October presentation by FDOT to the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization about the project grew tense, as MPO Board members expressed concern for what they said was a lack of communication from the state, particularly regarding the need for the interchange to be redone.
The project is in the very early planning stages, with engineers and consultants now reviewing options for what could be done to make sure the interchange can handle the amount of traffic it’s estimated to see over the next two decades.
Among the options for the interchange discussed in October are adding one or two flyovers, adding or changing lane configurations on all of the ramps, updating signals and widening bike lanes.
The state has a website where residents can keep up with the latest on the project: www.i95atsouthern.com.
Brightline is laying a second line of track along the Florida East Coast right-of-way, just west of Okeechobee’s interesection with Quadrille Boulevard. Eastbound and westbound lanes of Okeechobee will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.
Workers will be on-site 24 hours a day during this time.
As part of the work, the company also is making safety upgrades as part of a miles-long “quiet zone,” silencing train horns at railroad crossings from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton.
“All Aboard Florida worked closely with the City of West Palm Beach and Town of Palm Beach to determine the schedule and closure details,” spokeswoman Ali Soule said. “We collectively decided this plan would be the least impactful and less confusing for the public.”