The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Causeway will have lane closures from 9 p.m. Sunday, June 11, to 6 a.m. Monday, June 12, with closures alternating between eastbound and westbound lanes.
Flag crews will maintain two-way traffic in one lane as a barrier wall is installed and a portion of the causeway is restriped.
The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project includes replacing the existing drawbridge and tide relief bridge over the IntracoastalWaterway and Lake Worth Lagoon, between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. The project stretches from Washington Road in West Palm and State Road A1A/South
Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach.
New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement drawbridge is under construction.
Construction began April 3 and will last until late 2020. The
estimated construction cost is $93 million. For more information about the Southern Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project, call
561-655-0655. Information can also be found on the project website: www.southernblvdbridge.com.
Almost the entire length of Roebuck Road, from Military Trail nearly to Jog Road, will close for five months, starting Saturday, June 3, to allow workers to re-line the pipeline that carries all of the city’s sewage to its water treatment plant.
The closing was the most efficient way to get the work done, said Assistant City Administrator Scott Kelly. Keeping the road open would have cost more than $100 million because of the extra work involved, he said.
The project will be coordinated with one by the county, to widen Roebuck.
This is phase 2 of a project that started with relining the main from Military Trail eastward. That phase cost about $7 million, and the second phase should cost $7.1 million, Kelly said. The total is expected to be well under the initial estimate of $16 million for the entire project, he said.
The project involves constructing a bypass line so that workers can clean the inside of the old main, then line it with Fiberglas. Accessing the main to insert and secure the lining will require digging several pits down the middle of Roebuck Road.
The project was timed to take place during the off season but school bus routes to Seminole Elementary on Willow Pond Road and possibly Jeaga Middle, on Jog Road, will have to be altered, Kelly said.
Eastbound and Westbound through traffic on Roebuck Road will be detoured to Okeechobee Boulevard.
Another downtown road closure is coming as crews prepare for the launch of All Aboard Florida’s high-speed passenger rail service.
Banyan Boulevard will be closed temporarily at the Florida East Coast Railway tracks as crews perform improvements along the company’s rail corridor in South Florida.
The spot, just west of Quadrille Boulevard, will be closed from 7 a.m. Jan. 13 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Traffic will need to detour north to Third Street or south to Clematis Street.
Work preparing the FEC line for Brightline has led to periodic road closures throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The service is expected to launch this year, offering service between Miami and West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale. Brightline plans to extend its route in a second phase that would serve travelers heading to Orlando.
An upcoming downtown road closure could snarl vehicle traffic for commuters and foot traffic for the hundreds who visit Clematis Street each weekend for entertainment.
Clematis will close at the Florida East Coast Railway crossing from 7 a.m. Dec. 14 to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 as All Aboard Florida crews perform work to get ready for the introduction of the company’s Brightline passenger-rail service.
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.