The Sun Sentinel: Rail work will close more intersections

Posted on July 27, 2015

By Ken Kaye

Construction work on new rail stations will close a few intersections in coming weeks.

Expect detours as Florida East Coast Railway intersections in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are temporarily closed to allow construction work on the All Aboard Florida stations in those cities.

In Fort Lauderdale, the interection of North Andrews Avenue and the FEC tracks will be closed at 5 a.m. on Monday and reopen at about noon on Friday. Motorists can expect to be detoured east on Sistrunk Boulevard to Northeast Third Avenue and then north to Sunrise Boulevard.

In West Palm Beach, the intersection of Banyan Boulevard at Quadrille Boulevard will be closed at 10 p.m. Sunday and reopen at about 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Motorists will be detoured north on Quadrille to Third Street, west to North Rosemary Avenue and then south to Banyan Boulevard.

The following week, the intersection of Clematis Street and the FEC tracks will be closed at 10 p.m. on Aug. 2 and reopen at about 5 a.m. on Aug. 5.

In both cities, the work involves installing about 120 feet of new track parallel to the existing track, necessary to allow freight trains to keep rolling while the All Aboard Florida stations, both 60,000 square feet, are built.

For maps showing the traffic detours, visit, click on the “Construction” icon and then “Grade Crossing.”

Because construction work will be ramping up in coming months, motorists can receive alerts about future road work by going to “Email Sign Up,” also on the “Grade Crossing” page.

All Aboard Florida is the express passenger rail service set to begin running between Miami and Orlando in early 2017.

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