UPDATE 11-25-2018: President Has Returned to Washington DC

Transportation & Bridge Alert  |  November 25, 2018

The President was in Palm Beach to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago. He left Sunday evening. The roadway around Mar-A-Lago has re-opened and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

Original Story

Flight restrictions associated with a presidential visit in Palm Beach will be in place from Tuesday, November 20 to Monday, November 26th, according to an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

That means Ocean Blvd. is road-blocked around Mar-a-Lago and limited lanes of traffic over the Southern Blvd. bridge.


Starting 5:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2018, all forms of travel, including pedestrian travel, will be prohibited on S. Ocean Blvd from the intersection of S. County Rd. to Southern Blvd. The travel restrictions will also extend eastward to the ocean. Only residents living between S. County and Woodbridge will be granted access to this restricted zone with proper identification. These restrictions will be in effect until midnight on November 26, 2018.

Please take note of the temporary traffic patterns that will be in effect while President Trump is in Town.

If you are traveling South on S. County Rd. or S. Ocean Blvd: You will be redirected north at the intersection of S. County and S. Ocean. There will be traffic cones and barricades directing you back north.

If you are traveling East on Southern Blvd: You will only be allowed to exit south onto S. Ocean Blvd at the Southern Causeway.

If you are traveling North on S. Ocean Blvd: You will have to exit onto Westbound Southern Blvd at the Southern Causeway.

To avoid delays, if you are north of midtown, please use the Royal Park (Middle) Bridge and Flagler Memorial (North) Bridge. If you are south of midtown, use the Lake Worth Bridge to avoid the congestion around Mar-A-Lago. Please contact the Palm Beach Police Department if you have any questions at 561-838-5454.

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