Palm Beach County Road Construction March 1 through March 8, 2013

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Palm Beach County – Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting; closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities.

For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video of I-95 in Palm Beach County, visit the Florida Department of Transportation’s Palm Beach SMART SunGuide Transportation Management Center (TMC) website at www.smartsunguide.com. FDOT and the SunGuide™ Partners provide these free services. For updated lane closure information, please refer to www.d4fdot.com. Follow us on Twitter at MyFDOT_SEFL.

I-95 Corridor Projects:

I-95 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Deployment Project (Broward/Palm Beach County Line to Martin/Palm Beach County Line)

This $24.5 million, 38.6-mile design/build ITS Deployment project began in October 2008. This project is establishing a permanent Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) network along I-95 through Palm Beach County and includes installing Dynamic Message Signs on I-95 and on crossroads with entrance and exit ramps to/from I-95, and installing Highway Advisory Radio and other ITS-related equipment. The project is being done in two phases: Phase A, between the Broward-Palm Beach County line and PGA Boulevard, was completed in July 2011; Phase B, from PGA Boulevard to the Palm Beach-Martin County Line, began Monday, April 30, 2012, and will last until spring 2013. Work is being performed by Transcore ITS.

Restrictions: Intermittent shoulder closures may occur on I-95 in each direction, from PGA Boulevard to the Palm Beach-Martin County Line, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Southern Palm Beach County Projects:

US 1 (SR 5) from SE 5th Street to North of Glades Road

Construction on this 1.2-mile project began Sept. 4, 2012, in the City of Boca Raton. Work consists of repaving the roadway, signalization and drainage improvements, ADA ramp improvements, and signing and pavement marking upgrades. The project will cost an estimated $1.8 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction South and is expected to be completed spring 2013.

Restrictions: Glades Road, between US 1 and Dixie Highway, will have one lane closed in each direction, intermittently, 7 a.m. until 5 a.m., Monday through Friday. US 1, from SE 5th Street to NE 8th Street, will have the outside lane closed in each direction, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Central Palm Beach County Projects:

Atlantic Avenue (SR 806) from Kings Point to Via Flora

Construction on this 0.885-mile project began Monday, October 22, 2012, in the City of Delray Beach. Work consists of repaving the roadway, installation of new sidewalks and ramps to meet ADA standards, and signage and signalization upgrades. The project will cost an estimated $1.2 million. The work is being performed by Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed late spring 2013.

Restrictions: One lane may be closed in each direction, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Okeechobee Boulevard (SR 704) from east of Military Trail to east of Red Trail

Construction on this 1.9-mile project began Monday, February 25, 2013, in the City of West Palm Beach. Work consists of repaving the roadway, drainage improvements, installation of new sidewalks and ramps to meet ADA standards, minor landscaping, and signage and pedestrian signalization upgrades. The project costs an estimated $3.2 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and is expected to be completed fall 2013.

Restrictions: One lane may be closed in each direction, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, through March 2013. Advanced notice: The eastbound outside lane, just east of Military Trail, will be closed, around the clock, beginning Sunday night, Mar. 10, through March 2013.

Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project

This 0.66-mile Design/Build project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge with a new bascule bridge connecting the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach over the Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Flagler Drive overpass will be replaced with an “at-grade” intersection. New lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, drainage, and landscaping are also included. The Design/Build team for this project is PCL Civil Constructers and Hardesty & Hanover. New Millennium Engineering, Inc. provides Construction Engineering and Inspection Services on behalf of FDOT. Active construction began on Sept. 10, 2012, and will cost an estimated $94.2 million.

Restriction: The Flagler Memorial Bridge is open to limited vehicular traffic. One lane is open in each direction for passenger cars only; vehicles exceeding five tons (larger than an average pickup truck) are not allowed over the bridge. The bridge remains closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Restriction: The ramp from northbound Flagler Drive to the eastbound Flagler Memorial Bridge is permanently closed. Drivers going north on Flagler Drive who want to go east over the bridge will go west on Banyan Boulevard to N. Dixie Highway, go north on N. Dixie Highway to N. Quadrille Boulevard, and go east on N. Quadrille Boulevard over the bridge.

Restriction: The ramp from the westbound Flagler Memorial Bridge to northbound Flagler Drive is closed for roadwork. Drivers who want to go north on Flagler Drive will continue west to N. Dixie Highway, go north on N. Dixie Highway to Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, and go east on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard to Flagler Drive.

For information about the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project, please visit the project website: www.flaglerbridge.com or contact Public Information Officer Tish Burgher by phone at (561) 702-9096 or email at tish@qcausa.com.

Northern Palm Beach County Projects:

Beeline Highway (SR 710) from West of Congress Avenue to West of Australian Avenue

This 0.82-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the City of Riviera Beach. Work includes widening the existing roadway from two to four lanes, installation of bike lanes, curb and gutter, sidewalks, signalization, lighting, landscaping, signing and pavement markings, and resurfacing. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., and is expected to be completed spring 2014. The estimated construction cost is $12.2 million.

Restrictions: Congress Avenue at State Road 710 will have single lane closures in each direction, daily, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and nightly, 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday. State Road 710 at Congress Avenue may have intermittent single lane closures in each direction, daily, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and nightly, 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday.

Avenue S Full Closure: Avenue S, from State Road 710 to just south of W 9 Street, is closed, around the clock, through midnight Friday, Apr. 12. Motorists may detour via W 9 Street and W 10 Street to Avenue U, then south to State Road 710.

Avenue N Full Closure: Avenue N, from State Road 710 to just north of W 7 Street, is closed, around the clock, through midnight Tuesday, Mar. 12. Motorists may detour via W 7 Street to  Avenue O, or Australian Avenue north to State Road 710.

US 1 (SR 5) from South of 13th Street to Silver Beach Road

This 1.4-mile resurfacing project began Monday, July 30, 2012, in the City of Riviera Beach. Work includes milling and resurfacing the existing roadway, drainage and water main installation throughout the project, curb and sidewalk replacement, upgrades to pedestrian and traffic signalization, signage upgrades, and sidewalk and driveway ramp installation to meet ADA standards. The work is being performed by Gibbs and Register, Inc., and is expected to be completed winter 2014. The estimated construction cost is $12.8 million.

Restrictions: Traffic has been shifted to one lane in each direction on the outside lanes, from 20th Street to 15th Street. Business traffic is being detoured via Avenue C and Avenue E. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on US 1 from 20th Street to 25th Street. In conjunction with this traffic shift, access between east 20th Street to east 24th Street at US 1, south of Blue Heron Boulevard, is being detoured via 20th Street east to Avenue C, and then north for local, residential and business traffic to reach interim side streets and US 1 on the east side of construction. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of US 1 from 20th to 24th Street. In conjunction with this traffic shift, west 20th, west 21st, west 22nd, west 23rd, and west 24th Streets have restricted access to US 1. Traffic may detour via Avenue E, however no thru traffic will be permitted via US 1. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on US 1 from 34th Street to Silver Beach Road, with northbound and southbound traffic maintained on the east side of US 1. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction from 20th Street to 13th Street. Businesses may be accessed via Avenue C and Avenue E.

Blue Heron Boulevard (SR 708) from east of I-95 to Avenue S, and Avenue H to US 1

The 0.9-mile (I-95 to Ave. S) and 0.6-mile (Ave. H to US 1) resurfacing projects began Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012 in the City of Riviera Beach. Work includes repaving the roadway, minor widening from east of I-95 to Avenue S, drainage improvements, curb, gutter, and sidewalk installation, and signage and pavement marking upgrades. The projects cost an estimated $985,000. The work is being performed by Dickerson Florida, Inc. and is expected to be completed spring 2013.

Restrictions: One lane of Blue Heron Boulevard will be closed, daily, from just east of I-95 to Avenue S, and from Avenue H to US 1, westbound, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., and eastbound, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. One lane of Blue Heron Boulevard, will be closed, nightly, from just east of I-95 to Avenue S, 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning. Advanced notice: The outside eastbound lane of Blue Heron Boulevard, just east of I-95 will be closed, 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday night, Mar. 13, for driveway and curb work.

SR A1A Little Lake Worth Bridge Replacement Project

This 0.8-mile bridge replacement project began Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 in the City of Palm Beach Gardens, unincorporated Palm Beach County, and the Village of North Palm Beach. Work includes replacing the existing low-level fixed bridge with a new two-lane fixed bridge in the same location. The new bridge will provide four additional feet of clearance (for a total of 12 feet) to meet current FDOT standards, and minimize future damage to the bridge deck from salt water. The work is being performed by The Murphy Construction Company, in conjunction with the Little Blue Heron Bridge Replacement Project, which was completed in September 2011. The combined cost for these two projects is estimated at $10.1 million. Construction is expected to be completed early winter 2013.

Restrictions: Flaggers will be on-site, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., as needed.

US 1 (SR 5) from north of Parker Bridge to just south of Indiantown Road

This 7-mile resurfacing project began Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in the Village of North Palm Beach, the City of Palm Beach Gardens, unincorporated Palm Beach County, the Town of Juno Beach, and the Town of Jupiter. This project includes milling and resurfacing the roadway, sidewalk installation and ADA improvements, landscaping, irrigation, signalization, signage and pavement markings. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation, and will be completed late spring 2013. The estimated construction cost is $9.6 million.

Restrictions: One lane may be closed in each direction, between Indiantown Road and Marcinski Road (Jupiter), 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for paving operations.  One lane may be closed in each direction, from Marcinski Road (Jupiter) to south of PGA Boulevard, daily, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and nightly, 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday through Friday.

PGA Blvd. (SR 786) westbound to I-95 (SR 9) southbound entrance ramp

Painting operations began Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Work consisted of repainting the steel superstructure bridge and applying a Class V finish coat to the concrete barrier wall surfaces. The project cost an estimated $557,120. The work was performed by Seminole Equipment, Inc. and completed Friday, Mar. 1, 2013.

Restrictions: This project was final accepted by the Department of Transportation on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013.

Indiantown Road (SR 706) from west of Alternate A1A (SR 811) to east of US 1 (SR 5) & US 1 (SR 5) from south of Ocean Boulevard to north of Beach Road

Construction on these 0.8-mile (SR 706) & 0.6-mile (SR 5) projects began Monday, January 7, 2013 in the Town of Jupiter. Work on Indiantown Road includes milling and resurfacing the roadway, sidewalk and ADA ramp construction, and signing, pavement, and signalization upgrades at the Alternate A1A intersection. Work on US 1 includes milling and resurfacing the roadway, improvements to the existing pedestrian pathway, and guardrail and concrete traffic separator replacement. The combined cost for these projects is $1.9 million. The work is being performed by J.W. Cheatham, LLC, and expected to be completed in early summer 2013.

Restrictions: One lane of Indiantown Road may be closed in each direction, from Alternate A1A to US 1, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. In conjunction with these lane closures, various turn lanes may be closed to complete sidewalk operations. One lane of US 1 may be closed in each direction, from just south of Beach Road to just north of Beach Road, and from just north of Indiantown Road to just south of Indiantown Road, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. In conjunction with these lane closures, various turn lanes may be closed to complete sidewalk operations.

Western Palm Beach County Projects:

US 441 (SR 15) from 5th Street to just south of Conners Highway

Construction on this 3.9-mile project began Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the City of Pahokee. Work includes milling and resurfacing the existing roadway, sidewalk and ADA ramp construction, signing and pavement marking upgrades, and signalization upgrades at Bacom Point Road (State Road 715). This project costs an estimated $2,788,888 and is expected to be completed in fall 2013. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation.

Restrictions: State Road 15, between State Road 700 (Old Conners Highway) and State Market Road, will be reduced to one lane for both directions, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through fall 2013. Two-way traffic will be maintained via a flagging operation.

Hooker Highway (SR 812) just west of the SR 80 intersection

Construction on this 0.5-mile project began Monday, November 5, 2012 in the City of Belle Glade. Work includes pedestrian safety improvements, sidewalk, and bus bay installation. This project will cost an estimated $423,810 and is expected to be completed early winter 2013. Work is being performed by American Engineering & Development, Inc.

Restrictions: One lane may be closed, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Intermittent delays can also be expected.

Maintenance, Utility and Permit Closures:

Restrictions: US 1, at 26th Street in the City of Riviera Beach, will have the northbound outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 5, for asphalt repairs.  

Restrictions: US 1, at 17th Ave. South in the City of Lake Worth, will have the outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 6, for asphalt repairs.

Restrictions: US 1, at 7th Ave. South in the City of Lake Worth, will have the outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 6, for asphalt repairs.

Restrictions: A1A at Lost Tree Village, just east of PGA Boulevard in the City of Palm Beach Gardens, will have the southbound outside lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 7, for asphalt repairs.

Restrictions: Florida’s Turnpike Detours to I-95: All northbound Turnpike lanes will be closed between Okeechobee Boulevard (Exit 99) and Indiantown Road (Exit 116) from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 5. All northbound traffic will be diverted off the Turnpike at Okeechobee Boulevard and will follow a detour east to I‑95, north to Indiantown Road (Exit 87B) and then west to the Turnpike.

Northbound Turnpike exit to PGA Boulevard closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 5. Traffic will be directed to exit at Okeechobee Boulevard, go east to I‑95 and then north to PGA Boulevard.

Northbound Turnpike entrance from Okeechobee Boulevard, northbound entrance from Beeline Highway and northbound entrance ramp from PGA Boulevard closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 5.  Traffic should head east to I‑95, proceed north to Indiantown Road and then west to the Turnpike.

All southbound Turnpike lanes closed at PGA Boulevard from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3, through Thursday, March 7. All southbound traffic will be diverted off the Turnpike at PGA Boulevard and will follow a detour east to I‑95, south to Okeechobee Boulevard (Exit 87B) and then west to the Turnpike.

In addition, one of two Turnpike lanes in each direction may be closed as needed in the vicinity of PGA Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3, through Thursday, March 7.

The planned schedule may change due to inclement weather or other adverse conditions. Motorists are encouraged to dial 5‑1‑1 for real-time traffic information or visit www.FL511.com before traveling. They may also follow @fl511_turnpike on Twitter. For more information, please contact Turnpike Public Information Officer Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller at 954-934-1276.

Restrictions: 6th Avenue South at I-95 will have the outside turn lanes closed in each direction, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday, Mar. 6, for concrete pole installation.

Restrictions: Woolbright Road at I-95 will have shoulder closures, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 5, for concrete pole installation.

Restrictions: Gateway Boulevard at I-95 will have the outside lane closed in each direction, 9 am. until 4 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 6, for concrete pole installation.

Restrictions: Forest Hill Boulevard at I-95 will have the westbound right turn lane closed, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 7, for concrete pole installation.

Restrictions: Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a traffic-pacing operation on I-95 to install overhead power lines just north of 45th Street in West Palm Beach, Sunday night, Mar. 3, from 12 a.m. until 4 a.m. for FPL utility work. The traffic pacing will take place on both the northbound and southbound lanes south and north of 45th Street, and includes the possibility of 15-minute rolling road blocks. For more information, please contact Bill Orlove (FPL) at 561-281-7971.

Restrictions: Southern Boulevard at Dixie Highway will have the eastbound outside lane closed, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Friday, Mar. 8, for drainage repairs.

Restrictions: The inside turn lane of Military Trail, between Bimini Lane and Cole Street, in the City of West Palm Beach, will be closed, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., for tree removal.

Restrictions: Eastbound State Road 710, from Florida’s Turnpike overpass to the I-95 overpass, will have single intermittent lane closures, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through April 2013, for FPL gas line work. For more information, please contact Project Manager Chris Peters of Troy Construction at 281-961-8862.

Restrictions: Atlantic Avenue, at Jog Road in the City of Delray Beach, will have lane closures, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for intersection improvements. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at 561-684-4000. 

Restrictions: State Road 7, at the C-51 Canal in the Village of Royal Palm Beach, may have lane closures, 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., for bridge widening and roadwork. On Monday night, Mar. 11, and Tuesday night, Mar. 12, during the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., the westbound off ramp traffic to State Road 7 will be closed for milling, paving and a new overhead sign. Traffic will be detoured via State Road 80, west to 103rd Ave U-turn to State Road 7. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at 561-684-4000.

Restrictions: The Ocean Avenue Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway in the Town of Lantana, is closed through late 2013, for complete reconstruction. Traffic is being detoured via A1A, Lake Ave./Lucerne Ave., and US-1. For more information about this project, please contact Palm Beach County Construction Services at 561-684-4000.

 

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