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.
Matthew isn’t stopping Subculture’s baristas from throwing on their tees and showing up to work this morning. In an Instagram and Twitter post published last night, the specialty coffee shop announced they will open at 7:00 a.m. “even if for just a couple hours.”
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.”