- By Bill DiPaolo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
If you think there’s lots of of road construction out there in and around Jupiter, you’re not imagining things. Here are some of the main projects going on:.
The west sidewalk on the southbound side of the Alternate A1A bridge over the Loxahatchee River just north of Center Street is closed.
The west travel lane of the bridge between Tequesta and Jupiter is scheduled to be intermittently closed while work on the water transmission main is planned on the span, which is known as the Damon Bridge.
Completion is scheduled for March 2.
Construction continues on Center Street between Thelma Street and Loxahatchee River Road.
The work being done by Palm Beach County started in November is expected to be finished in about nine months.
Lanes are being shifted and narrowed to remain open to two-way traffic.
Sidewalks are being closed occasionally during the project.
When the $1.6 million project is complete, there will be two vehicle lanes on Center Street going from Loxahatchee River Road to Indiantown Road.
There will be one vehicle lane from Indiantown Road to Loxahatchee River Road.
There will be sidewalks on both sides, according to county records.
Intermittent lane closures on Central Boulevard started at the end of October from Indiantown Road south to Toney Penna Drive in both the northbound and southbound directions.
Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be restricted while a water main is built across the travel lanes of Central Boulevard between the entrances to the Chasewood North and Chasewood South communities.
Construction is expected to last three to four months.
A $3 million construction project in Tequesta on U.S. 1 from Beach Road north to Countyline Road started at the beginning of November is scheduled to take about a year.
The goal of the project on the 1-mile stretch of U.S. 1 is to to encourage walking, bicycling and other driving alternatives, according to transportation officials.
The plan calls for eliminating the two U.S. 1 outside lanes — one north and one south — and replacing them with bicycle lanes and wider turn lanes. New sidewalks, lighting, marked crosswalks, landscaping and drainage are planned.
Two lanes of traffic in each direction are open during construction. Nighttime lane closures will be made for repaving. Sidewalk sections occasionally are being closed. Detour routes for pedestrian routes are marked, according to FDOT.
Businesses along that section of U.S. 1 remain open. Access to businesses and driveways is being maintained throughout construction, according to FDOT.