UPDATE: Westbound Nighttime Lane Closure October 1, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Note the new time.
The westbound lane on the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, to 6 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2 for roadway repair work just east of the bridge.
This closure is necessary to repair the road in an area where the existing asphalt was removed to install new storm water drainage pipes for the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project.
Drivers who want to go west over the Flagler Memorial Bridge during this closure will be detoured to the Royal Park Bridge. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
For more information about the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project please call
Information can also be found on the project website: www.flaglerbridge.com
Hurricane Joaquin is now a category 3 on Friday. Wind is now at 130 mph. It's still east of the Bahamas in the Atlantic and models are showning an eventual move to the north, missing Florida.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service released an urgent Coastal Hazard Message for Palm Beach County for high tide flooding over the weekend through Tuesday, September 29.
After a quick unofficial survey Monday morning, the Civic Association hasn't seen any more than the usual overflow on the Lake Trail in the Town of Palm Beach. See the photo at left. South Palm Beach County in Delray Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade received the most flooding.
“High astronomical tides due to the lunar cycle...along with tidal levels running above predicted will cause minor coastal flooding in areas especially prone to tidal flooding. Any heavy rainfall from showers or thunderstorms would also contribute to additional flooding,” said NWS in their statement.
The tides are super high right now because of the lunar perigee, which is occurring Sunday. The so-called “super moon” is the closest it will be to the planet not only in its orbit, but all year. In addition, Sunday's super moon will happen during a total eclipse.
That means the Lake Trail could be more flooded than normal.
This evening’s high tide is at 6:59 p.m.
Saturday’s high tides: 7:24 a.m. and 7:50 p.m.
Sunday’s high tides: 8:18 a.m. and 8:40 p.m.
Monday’s high tides: 9:09 a.m. and 9:28 a.m.
Tuesday's high tides: 10:00 a.m. and 10:17 p.m.
David Zierden, Florida’s climatologist, tweeted today, "Highest tides all year at Lake Worth Pier (Palm Beach county).... Running nearly a full foot above astronomical (predictions)!"
TOWN OF PALM BEACH NEWS RELEASE: The Town of Palm Beach has released a Construction and Traffic Forecast for the Week of 9/28/15. They are calling it “THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY.”
Bradley Place water main replacement is complete allowing for north-south travel, but periodic lane delays will be directed by flaggers for striping on 9/30/15.
North Ocean Boulevard Seawall
North Ocean Boulevard will continue to be single lane northbound ONLY until 11/01/15. Southbound traffic should detour to North Lake Way on Tradewind Drive, or before.
Flagler Memorial Bridge
Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach is closed for reconstruction in both directions from 4th Street to the Flagler Memorial Bridge 24/7 until spring 2016. Drivers can continue to access the eastbound bridge from N. Quadrille Boulevard.
Beware residents of the following streets:
The west end of Via Marila is closed until Spring 2016, for pump station modifications and can only be accessed from North Ocean Boulevard.
Pump station modifications and road work is scheduled to start on Tangier Avenue, west of North Lake Way, the week of 10/05/15 and end by 11/01/15. Gas line service connections on Tangier will also be performed the week of 09/29/15. Traffic will be directed by flaggers.
Island Road / Island Drive
The intersection of Island Road and Island Drive is experiencing daily lane closures for the replacement of the water main and valves. Traffic is being directed by flaggers as necessary. This work is expected to be completed by 11/01/15.
Directional drilling for gas main installation, as well as service connections will take place on West Indies Drive from North Ocean Boulevard to North Lake Way from 09/28/15 to 09/29/15. Traffic will be directed by flaggers.
S. Woods, N. Woods, Plantation, Southland and Via Linda
Gas line service connections on S. Woods, N. Woods, Plantation, Southland, and Via Linda will be performed the week of 09/29/15. Traffic will be directed by flaggers.
COMING SOON South County Rd and Royal Poinciana
Milling and resurfacing of South County Road and Royal Poinciana Way is scheduled for the week of 10/19/15 with thermal striping to be the week of 11/09/15. These operations will require single lane closures in one direction, and disruption to the movement of traffic is anticipated.
PLEASE SIGN-UP FOR “REAL TIME” TRAFFIC ALERTS ON THE TOWN WEBSITE
Residents, employees, contractors, and visitors are urged to sign-up on the Town’s website (www.townofpalmbeach.com) to receive traffic notices via email and text. Click on the green “Stay Informed” button on the home page and sign up for “News Flashes” and emergency “Traffic Alerts.”
A dedicated traffic telephone line is available from 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday to report excessive traffic delays or concerns. Please call 561-838-5410.
After hour concerns can be reported to the Police Department at 561-838-5454.
Private construction projects are limited to 3 on-street parking permits. Residents should not be adversely impacted by construction vehicles and/or associated employee parking. Please call 561-838-5440 to report abuse.
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UPDATE! Paving Completed Early but Stripe Painting on Monday.
TOWN OF PALM BEACH NEWS RELEASE: The paving project has begun on Royal Palm Way. Drivers heading east bound into town are encouraged to use the Southern or Flagler Bridge for the next three days.
Drivers using the East bound lanes on Royal Palm Way should expect lengthy delays over the next three days.
The Town’s Contractor, Johnson-Davis, Inc. will be milling and resurfacing portions of Royal Palm Way as part of the Sanitary Sewer Forcemain project. The Contractor will be working from the Royal Park Bridge east to South Ocean Boulevard.
Travelers should expect temporary single lane closures in the eastbound travel lanes of Royal Palm Way. The eastbound left turn lane onto Cocoanut Row will be temporarily closed to traffic for a portion of the day.
As the Contractor mills and paves through the intersection of Cocoanut Row, southbound traffic on Cocoanut Row approaching Royal Palm Way will not be permitted to make left turns nor will they be permitted to continue south through the intersection.
Southbound traffic will be detoured at Seaspray Avenue to South County Road. Southbound traffic on Cocoanut Row will still have access to make right turns onto Royal Palm Way to go west over the Royal Park Bridge. All northbound traffic approaching Royal Palm Way will be detoured east on Brazilian Avenue to Hibiscus Avenue.
Work is anticipated to take two to three days. Should there be rain, the contractor will work on Saturday, September 26th.
Please use caution and read all construction signage when traveling on Royal Palm Way, South County Road and Royal Poinciana Way. In particular, please use caution on Royal Palm Way heading east at the intersections of Cocoanut Row and South County Road.
All questions and/or comments should be directed to the contractor’s representative Joe Bagford at (561) 722-1001. The Town’s representative is Michael Roach, P.E., Project Engineer, who can be reached at (561) 838-5440.
The Palm Beach Town Council, acting in March of 2014, opted to pursue designation of the Royal Poinciana Way commercial area as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
The historic preservation consulting firm of Murphy-Stillings was awarded a contract for pursuing the designation, including completion all necessary research and application materials.
...With a nod of approval from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), federal approval was awarded on September 17, 2015.
More than a year ago, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel told a top federal official to withhold funding for the Port of Palm Beach’s proposed dredging and expansion project unless and until there’s a community consensus of approval.
Thursday, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy District Engineer Tim Murphy told the port commission that funding hold still stands until the port and other parties agree on a plan that is acceptable to all.
The Town of Palm Beach, Save Our Inlet Coalition, and the Civic Association are continuing to talk to the Port about the issue.