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>Shiny Sheet Storm Coverage
Tropical Storm Erika has the Port of Palm Beach on high alert and crews are preparing in case Erika comes to or near Palm Beach.
Port officials said that over half of their preparations are completed but there's more to do.
Containers will be unstacked and vessels will have to leave the port.
According to Manny Almira, Executive Director of the Port, their biggest concern is the shoal in the inlet. A storm could cause a buildup of sand and that could interrupt commercial activities in and out of the inlet.
The Palm Beach Civic Association is concerned about the scrap pile that the Port has on-site and how tropical or hurricane force winds could blow the metal around the area.
The Civic Association contacted the port about the issue and Carl Baker, Director of Planning & Development, said they are implementing their hurricane plan for the scrap pile which includes, spreading the pile out so it's not as tall, placing containers on the north side of the pile (currently there are containers on the east and south side) and tying a mesh net over the pile.
Tropical Storm Erika will have an impact on the Town of Palm Beach. Stay tuned to the Civic Association website for the latest.
Driven around town lately? IT'S A MESS!!! To try and make sense of it all and help you navigate around town, the Civic Association is launching a Traffic Alert webpage today. We'll post alerts, news, maps, detours, and videos so you can check before you drive.
Force Main on S. County
On Monday, August 24, 2015, the Town’s contractor will be setting up a lane closure at the intersection of Royal Poinciana Way and South County Road to perform exploratory work. The Town is lining their Sanitary Sewer Forcemain along South County Road from Barton Avenue to Royal Poinciana Way through Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Barton will be CLOSED!
To get around the Barton street closure between South Ocean and South County, use one of the "Sea" streets: Seabreeze, Seaspray, Seaview.
To go north-south through midtown take Cocoanut Row and avoid South County Road altogether. The construction at Cocoanut and Royal Palm Way is completed and a clear shot through that part of town.
The Town’s Contractor will verify the location of the existing sanitary sewer pipeline and will erect appropriate traffic devices to perform work within the Royal Poinciana Way and South County Road intersection while continuing to maintain one lane open for northbound and southbound traffic along South County Road. Both right turn and left turn traffic from Royal Poinciana Way onto South County Road will be maintained.
All questions and/or comments about this project should be directed to contractor representative Joe Bagford with Johnson-Davis, Inc. at (561) 722-1001 cell.
The Town’s representative is Michael Roach, P.E., Project Engineer, who can be reached at (561) 838-5440.
Pearl Seas Cruises, which operates the Pearl Mist, plans to offer its Cuba Cultural Voyage from a “South Florida port.” Although an itinerary map on the company’s website appears to show the ship departing from Palm Beach County, a Pearl Seas spokeswoman said the cruise line is considering several ports in the South Florida area.
The ship is expected to depart March 6th, 2016. The cruise line's website says the 10 day voyage would stop in seven different cities, including Havana.
The ship is capable of carrying more than 200 passengers.
According to their website: "Changes in the U.S. Regulations have made it possible for unique people to people experiences in unforgettable destinations. Pearl Seas Cruises is excited to offer this opportunity to delve into Cuba through our cultural exchange voyages. Our people to people exchange will be centered around several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Old Havana and its Fortification System, San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios, Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos and Alejandro de Humboldt National Park."
Tickets would start at $7,500 each.
See the WPTV-NBC5 Story:
On Monday August 24, 2015, Lake Trail from Tangier Avenue to Sanford Avenue will be closed for improvements to the E-6 and D-4 Stormwater Pump Station outfalls. This work is anticipated to be completed on or before October 12, 2015. Lake Trail will be closed for the entire length of the trail from Tangier Avenue south to Sunset Avenue.
During this time residents are asked to enter and exit Lake Trail at the Plantation Road access path or the Sanford Avenue access path. Public Works asks that residents and/or visitors do not move and/or go around the barricades and fencing that close the path for safety purposes.
The Town will issue periodic updates during the project to notify residents of the status of the trail.
All questions and/or comments should be directed to the project Construction Manager, Tony Sabatino with Burkhardt Construction, Inc. at (561) 662-6667. The Town’s representative is Jeffrey Sanon, P.E., Project Engineer, who can be reached at (561) 838-5440.
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