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The westbound lane of Southern Boulevard Bridge will be closed nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday, Oct. 23, until Friday, Oct. 27.
Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane – one direction at a time – as crews install traffic signals, a concrete barrier wall at the northeast corner of Southern Boulevard and Flagler Drive and restripe a portion of the bridge and intersection. In addition, there will be intermittent lane closures at Flagler Drive and Southern Boulevard with flaggers directing traffic during this time.
At the end of the week of October 23, traffic will be shifted to the west on Flagler Drive north of Southern Boulevard. This will eliminate the dedicated left-turn lane from southbound Flagler Drive to eastbound Southern Boulevard. Southbound traffic on Flagler Drive will be able to make left turns from the southbound travel lane.
The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach. The project limits are between Washington Road in West Palm Beach and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction. Active construction began April 3, 2017, and will last until early 2021. The estimated construction cost is $93 million.
Sid Mailhes, PE Angel Streeter Gardner
FDOT Project Manager Community Outreach Specialist
(561) 655-0655 (561) 886-8773
Please visit the project website at www.southernblvdbridge.com for additional information.
A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea during the next few days.
Slow development of this system is possible thereafter while it moves northwestward to northward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
A mini-cold front will move through the area Tuesday night dropping temps to the low 60's in Palm Beach.
Between Hurricane Irma and King Tides this week there isn't much beach left on the south end of Midtown Beach.
In fact, waves hitting the seawall are spraying over cars on South Ocean Blvd. And yesterday evening, a fisherman was casting from up on the sidewalk to the water down below near the south stairway.
Stay tuned to the Civic Association for an in-depth report on the conditions of our beaches after the storm season.
Midtown Beach Erosion [1 min.]
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We are pleased to announce The Palm Beach Civic Association E-Newsletter, This Week in Palm Beach, and Directory of Members and Directors for the 2017-18 Season are both sponsored by Holistic Integrative Health (HIH).
On behalf of the Directors at The Palm Beach Civic Association we thank Thomas Peterffy and HIH for playing an integral part of our season. The support from our Signature Sponsors and corporate members enables the facilitation of research, community news and educational programs that inform, protect and enhance the quality of life for those who live in Palm Beach.
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Palm Beach Civic Association
The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals.
Bob Wright, Chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and the former Vice Chairman of General Electric and Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal, also has founded two charitable foundations that raise funds and awareness for autism and pancreatic cancer.
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Civic Association Director Hillie Mahoney is co-founder and Chairman of the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in Boston, a Trustee at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a Director of The Charles A. Dana Foundation, and the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas Peterffy, a Civic Association Director, formed the first entirely automated trading firm known today as Interactive Brokers Firm, LLC, where he is Chairman and CEO. He recently founded Holistic Integrative Health (HIH), a premier medical wellness and diagnostic center, located in Royal Poinciana Plaza.
The three recently shared their thoughts on the Palm Beach Civic Association…
Mr. Peterffy: “Civic Association members have a depth and diversity of backgrounds that is probably unparalleled in any other similarly small community. They all have unique expertise in various areas. We are all grateful for Bob’s willingness to take a leadership role in the Association.”
Mr. Wright: “When members go to events, they meet new people and form relationships with interesting people from a variety of different backgrounds. We bring people together.”
Mrs. Mahoney: “The Civic Association helps keep us informed about all that is going on in Palm Beach. Most of us travel. When we get the newsletter, we’re never out of touch. It’s a very congenial group. I’ve found everyone to be so genuine and helpful.”
Mr. Wright: “We’ve created committees dealing with town issues and that brings a whole new dimension to becoming a member of the Civic Association. We’ve spent a lot of time on infrastructure issues like bridges and undergrounding. All those things have brought us in touch with many new people both on and off the island.”
Through the Civic Association, we see eye to eye on what’s important to the Town of Palm Beach. Protecting and preserving our wonderful community, and enjoying true camaraderie, is why you should become a member of the Civic Association.
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Underground Utilities Forum
Thursday, November 16
Annual Holiday Party*
Monday, December 11
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Tuesday, January 23
Friday, February 2
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Four Arts Garden Tour*
Thursday, February 8
Annual Award Luncheon with MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams*
Monday, February 12
Co-sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center and Florida Crystals
Town Council Candidates Debate
Thursday, March 1
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Wednesday, March 14
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Monday, April 16
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We are pleased to announce the Palm Beach Civic Association website www.PalmBeachCivic.org will be sponsored during the 2017-2018 season by Scripps Florida.
“On behalf of the Directors and members at the Palm Beach Civic Association we thank the Scripps Research Institute for playing an integral part in our season,” said Ned Barnes, president of the Civic Association. “The support from our Signature Sponsors and corporate members enables the facilitation of research, community news, and educational programs that inform, protect, and enhance the quality of life for those who live in Palm Beach.”
“I’ve toured the Scripps Florida facility and met with their CEO Peter Schultz,” said Bob Wright, CEO of the Civic Association. “They conduct amazing biomedical research in Jupiter Florida to advance the field of medicine to save precious lives. This partnership helps both organizations with our respective missions.”
To learn more, please visit www.Scripps.edu/Florida
Potential tropical development east of Florida and the Bahamas blew apart from strong upper-level winds.
The storm will still have shower and thunderstorm activity but get taken out to sea by a pending cold front.