Monday, January 27, 2014

Raised interchanges planned for intersections on Okeechobee,... |

Wow - eye-popping revelations about what will be needed in 2035 for east/west vehicular transportation in Palm Beach County. Imagine a grade separated interchange at Okeechobee and Military! State Road 7 and Forest Hill have 31 lanes leading to that one intersection. Not very pedestrian or bike friendly to say the least. West Palm Beach Commissioner Materio is right to raise questions about looking at different modes - like transit. Start planning for it now will lower the costs in the future. Click title for link.
Motorists on Okeechobee Boulevard one day would drive 20 feet or more above the ground at four urban interchanges under a proposal to relieve traffic at the road’s busiest intersections.
Urban interchanges – similar to the four built nearly 10 years ago along Southern Boulevard – also would go in at Forest Hill Boulevard and State Road 7 in Wellington and at Northlake Boulevard and the Beeline Highway in Palm Beach Gardens. The proposed interchanges on Okeechobee are at Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Military Trail, Jog Road and State Road 7.