The Palm Beach County Commission on Tuesday, June 16 agreed to advertise for a public hearing on Tuesday, July 14 regarding amendments to the county’s five-year road program.
A mid-year modification to the five-year road program is required to be considered each year. County-funded projects on the plan affecting the western communities include:
• Three-laning of a total of 2.4 miles of 60th Street North west of 140th Avenue North to Avocado Blvd. and Avocado Blvd. to east of 120th Avenue North, which is in the design phase this year with construction to begin in 2022.
• Five-laning of 1.3 miles of Coconut Blvd. from south of 78th Place North to south of Northlake Blvd., with construction to begin in 2024.
• Rehabilitation and heavy maintenance, along with intersection and bridge replacements on County Road 880 from 20-Mile Bend to Belle Glade, with construction beginning this year.
• Four-laning of a total of 3.4 miles of Northlake Blvd. from east of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road to east of Hall Blvd., and east of Hall Blvd. to Coconut Blvd., with construction beginning this year.
• Four-lane construction of 3 miles of Roebuck Road from State Road 7 to Jog Road, with design starting in 2024.
• Five-laning of a total of 3.7 miles of Royal Palm Beach Blvd. from north of Persimmon Blvd. to north of the M Canal, from the M Canal to south of Orange Blvd., and south of Orange Blvd. to south of 78th Place North, with design beginning this year and construction to begin in 2022.
• Four-laning, six-laning and intersection improvements of 1.8 miles on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road from Orange Blvd. to south of Northlake Blvd., with construction beginning this year.
The county road plan does not include projects funded with state and federal money, which can be found on the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency web site at www.palmbeachtpa.org.