Jan. 7 Ribbon Cutting To Open SR 7 Extension

On Jan. 7, Palm Beach County will officially open the much-anticipated State Road 7 extension from Persimmon Blvd. north to 60th Street, and then continuing west on 60th Street to Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

The new one-mile segment from Persimmon to 60th Street consists of two lanes and will allow drivers to connect to Royal Palm Beach Blvd. and relieve some of the current traffic on Persimmon.

The three-quarter-mile 60th Street connection to Royal Palm Beach Blvd. has a total of three lanes (one in each direction and a center turn lane).

Both roadway segments were designed by KF Group Consultants and constructed under a county contract with J.W. Cheatham. The total project cost was $9 million.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. at the project’s southern end.

Construction of 60th Street North from 120th Avenue North to Royal Palm Beach Blvd., and replacement of the existing Royal Palm Beach Blvd. bridge over the M Canal is scheduled to begin next spring.