Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mayor Jeri Muoio on the closing of Flagler Drive: "It's going to be painful."

This is from the city of West Palm Beach's website. The mayor holds a weekly press conference; a good way to keep the public aware of what is happening. Here is an excerpt:
     During her weekly media briefing, Mayor Muoio urged residents to “plan accordingly” starting Monday when Flagler Drive near the North Bridge shuts down for a year and a half.
     “It’s going to be painful,” said Mayor Muoio.
     But she followed up by saying the Florida Department of Transportation road work will also “be a good thing” when it’s done.
     Beginning Monday [8/17], FDOT will shut down Flagler drive from 4th Street up to the bridge for nine months while they raise the height of the roadway by three feet. The reason is to have the bridge and Flagler Drive meet so that drivers can enter and exit the bridge directly from Flagler Drive.