From: Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 8:37 AM
To: Fellow Palm Beach County Residents
Notice to my constituents:
Due to recent Mediterranean fruit fly finds in Boca Raton, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry and the United States Department of Agriculture are holding a public availability session to provide the residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach with the opportunity to talk one on one with entomologists and program officials about the Boca Raton Mediterranean Fruit Fly Response Program.
Department representatives will be available to answer questions anytime between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010, Boca Raton Public Library,Spanish River Library,1501 NW Spanish River BLVD.,Boca Raton, FL
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.For more information, please contact the Medfly helpline at: 1-888-397-1517.
I welcome your comments and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at my office at 561-355-2204 (West Palm Beach) or 561-276-1220 (Delray Beach). Also, please visit my Web site at http://www.pbcgov.com/countycommissioners/district4/ for updates and links to county divisions and other governmental agencies.
Southern Palm Beach County Projects: Powerline Road / S.R. 845 from the Broward County Line to Glades Road--Construction on this 3-mile project began Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Work consists of repaving the roadway, minor widening and reconstruction, signalization, lighting, drainage, bridge replacement, irrigation and landscaping. The project will cost an estimated $9.7 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and is expected to be completed summer 2011.
Restrictions: Two lanes are closed around-the-clock on the L-47 canal bridge for bridge work. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of the road through this area. Single travel lanes will also be closed at various locations between the Broward County Line and Glades Road, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m., Sunday night, June 27, through Friday afternoon, July 2. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists should use caution driving in the project limits. Delays are expected.
Glades Road / S.R. 808 from Boca Rio Road to Renaissance Way--Construction on this 2.9-mile project began January 18, 2010, and will last approximately ten months, weather permitting. Work consists of repaving and restriping Glades Road from just west of the Turnpike to just west of I-95; storm water drainage improvements; new sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; traffic signal upgrades at St. Andrews Boulevard, new signs; and landscaping, including irrigation. The estimated construction cost is $3.7 million. Work will be performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed by late November 2010.
Restrictions: Travel lanes will be closed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily at various locations as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times and access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Motorists might experience delays.
Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from the C-16 Canal to Hypoluxo Road--Construction on this 2.318-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in the town of Hypoluxo and the City of Boynton Beach. Work will last approximately eight months, weather permitting, and consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, new signs, traffic signal upgrades, and guardrail installation. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed in August 2010.
Restrictions: There will be intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday, through Friday, until August 2010. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists might experience delays.
Dixie Highway from Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach over the FEC railroad tracks and the Hillsboro Canal to S.W. 18 Street in Boca Raton--Construction of a four-lane overpass (flyover) began April 16, 2010. The project includes bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides above the railroad tracks, canal, N.E. Second Street, N. River Avenue and N.E. Second Avenue. A pedestrian bridge will be built over Hillsboro Canal east of the overpass. Drainage and landscaping will be added. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2012. Cone & Graham is the prime contractor
Restrictions: Deerfield Beach—One lane of Dixie Highway at Hillsboro Boulevard will be closed in each direction, with one eastbound lane of Hillsboro Boulevard closed at Dixie Highway, daily, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and nightly, 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday, until mid July.
Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from Yamato Road to the C-15 Canal--Construction on this 1.944-mile resurfacing project began on Thursday, June 17, 2010, in the City of Boca Raton. Work consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, adding five-foot paved shoulders in both directions, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and installing a video detection system on existing traffic signals. The estimated cost is $1.9 million. Work is being performed by Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed in February 2011.
Restrictions: One lane of U.S. 1 will be closed northbound, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2.
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