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$2 million landscaping starts at Jupiter I-95 Indiantown road overpass

Sprucing up the “Gateway to Jupiter,” the I-95 intersection at Indiantown Road, is underway and is expected to be finished in March.

“Towering tree clusters” that include royal palms, bismarck palms, royal poincianas, montgomery palms, crepe myrtle, silver buttonwood and southern red cedar are part of the $2.4 million plan.

The goal of the project is to promote business and tourism.

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The proposal was approved by the town council last fall.

The Florida Department of Transportation is paying for and will maintain the project for two years after completion.

Traffic on Indiantown Road and I-95 is not expected to be interrupted during construction, according to FDOT.

The plan, approved by the Jupiter town council last fall, includes making the royal palm trees on the roadway side slopes the theme tree in the infield areas.

The flowering clusters of the trees will provide color along with a diversity of other plants. The selective clearing, trimming and thinning is being done to highlight stands of existing vegetation, according to the proposal by from Jupiter-based landscape architects Cotleur & Hearing.

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FDOT beautification projects along I-95 are planned and ongoing. They include:

- Along about two miles in West Palm Beach between Belvedere Road and Southern Boulevard, about 3,100 palm trees and plants during three phases of the beautification project, including: Bismarck, European, Bottle, Red Latan, Australian, Sylvester, Medjool Date, Florida Royal, Ribbon Fan, Thatch, Montgomery, Coconut and Sabals. Palms will also be accented by Royal and Yellow Poinciana’s.

The cost is estimated to be about $3.5 million.

- Landscaping is part of the $69 million construction of a new interchange at Spanish River Boulevard and I-95, widening Spanish River Boulevard west of FAU Boulevard, constructing 13 bridges between Spanish River Boulevard and Yamato Road, signalized intersection improvements and the addition of auxiliary lanes on Yamato Road, and sound wall construction along Yamato Road and on the east side of I-95 north of Yamato Road.

Completion is planned for next fall.

- Thousands of trees are being removed as part of the 95 Express project in Broward County near Fort Lauderdale. FDOT is removing the trees to make the highway wider. Installation and bigger drainage is being installed to create better water runoff.

Medians were the locations where many trees were moved to at the I-95 interchanges at north and south of Broward Boulevard, according to FDOT records.

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