By Jane Smith
One block of George Bush Boulevard, between Northeast Sixth and Northeast Seventh avenues, will close completely starting Jan. 3 through Jan. 17, the Delray Beach Public Works director said at the Dec. 14 City Commission meeting.
Contractors will make utility repairs and improve the drainage, Missie Barletto said.
Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians traveling west on George Bush Boulevard will follow this detour: Turn south on Northeast Seventh Avenue, then west on Northeast Seventh Street to Northeast Sixth Avenue, then north on Northeast Sixth to George Bush Boulevard.
Those traveling east will be directed to take this path: Turn south on Northeast Fifth Avenue to Northeast Seventh Street, turn east on Northeast Seventh Street to Northeast Seventh Avenue, then north on Northeast Seventh Avenue to return to George Bush Boulevard.
The $2 million of improvements to George Bush Boulevard, from Northeast Second Avenue to A1A, started in July and are estimated to end in summer 2023.
The Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency is paying for the work, which includes milling and resurfacing the road with utilities and drainage improvements, 5-foot sidewalks and bike lanes.
The work does not include improvements to the steel grate bascule bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.
Florida Department of Transportation contractors are doing the work. The main contractor is Hardrives of Delray Inc.