By Tim O’Meilia
Crosswalks planned for State Road A1A and Woolbright Road in Ocean Ridge are being challenged by nearby residents.
The town commission scheduled a special meeting May 2 to discuss the complaints so the state Department of Transportation could be notified immediately of the commission’s wishes, Town Manager Ken Schenck said.
The town had asked for the crosswalk installation at the request of Ocean Walk residents north of the intersection. After conducting a traffic and pedestrian survey, DOT engineers concluded that the intersection qualified.
The $44,500 project, paid for with state money, was scheduled to begin immediately and be completed by the end of May.
The pedestrian crossings, including signals, signs, street markings and re-done sidewalks and ramps for the disabled, would cross SR A1A on the north and south sides of the intersection and cross Beachway Drive on the east side of the intersection. A crosswalk is already in place on the west side of the intersection.
The town is planning its own $13,000 crosswalk across SR A1A between the town hall and the Boynton Beach Park. The town is seeking bids on the crossing design.