By Steve Plunkett
Late-night motorists on Interstate 95 from north of Atlantic Avenue to north of Gateway Boulevard should be prepared for lane closures for the next 14 or so months.
Work to resurface the 7.7-mile section in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach is scheduled to begin Sept. 9. The $15 million project includes drainage improvements, guardrail, rumble strips, signing and pavement markings, and traﬃc monitoring site installation. Community Asphalt Corp., which is trying to finish its overdue projects at the Woolbright Road and Hypoluxo Road interchanges, won the contract; the state Department of Transportation said it expects the resurfacing to be completed in fall 2019.
Lanes will be closed when needed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Thursday nights, with one lane closing at 9, two at 11 and three at 1 a.m. while crews are at work.
Meanwhile, the start date for improvements at the Atlantic Avenue interchange in Delray Beach was pushed back to Oct. 1. The $5.2 million project includes widening the northbound entrance ramp from Atlantic, creating a dedicated lane for I-95 northbound and southbound access from westbound Atlantic, and construction of two turn lanes from westbound Atlantic, one to northbound Congress Avenue and one to southbound Congress. Russell Engineering Inc. is doing the work, which is also expected to be finished in fall 2019.