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Comment by Mary Kate Leming on September 13, 2013 at 6:09pm

Linton Blvd Bridge Closure thru September 18, 2013, 6:00 pm

September 13, 2013:  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised that the following road projects are active from September 13-20, 2013:

Project:  Linton Boulevard Bridge Repairs/Maintenance

Restrictions:  The Linton Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Delray Beach is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for repairs and maintenance through Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00 pm. Alternative routes and traffic detours include Atlantic Avenue Bridge, Ocean Blvd/A1A, US 1/Federal Highway and Atlantic Avenue.

Project:  Construction on US 1/Federal Highway from south of 10th Street to North of George Bush Boulevard (2.4-mile project) in the City of Delray Beach. Work consists of reconstruction between SE 2nd Street and NE 2nd Street, widening for street parking, addition of a 4-foot bike lane and new left turn lane, milling & resurfacing, pavement markings and signing, sidewalks, curb & gutter, decorative lighting, water main upgrades, drainage modifications, new signalization, irrigation, and landscaping.  Expected completion date:  Summer 2015.

Restrictions:
- There is a double lane shift on NE 5th Avenue, from NE 3rd Street to NE 5th Street from Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th for water main installation.

- There is a double lane shift on SE 5th Avenue, from SE 1st Street to SE 8th St from Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th.

- SE 5th Avenue at SE 9th Street will have lane reductions and lane shifts from Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th.

- No road closures are scheduled for SE 6th Avenue; however, work at SE 10th Street will begin and may cause traffic detours as necessary.

 

For more information, contact FDOT's Public Information Office at (561) 641-6440.

Comment by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2013 at 3:41pm

Linton Boulevard Bridge Closing for

Maintenance and Repairs

 

The Palm Beach County Bridge Section of the Engineering & Public Works

Road & Bridge Division will be closing the Linton Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The bridge will close on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00 A.M. and remain closed until Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. to perform repairs and maintenance on the bridge. 

 

Message board signs providing notification will be placed 10 days in advance of the closure. Bridge users are asked to either head north to the Atlantic Avenue Bridge or south to the Spanish River Boulevard Bridge.

 

For more information, contact Barry Meve, Bridge Superintendent at 561-233-3975

Comment by Mary Thurwachter on July 22, 2011 at 1:11pm

Update from Highland Beach!!

 

Town of Highland Beach – Water Pipe Break UPDATE 

The Water Plant has resumed operations and is fully functioning.   

The Town is no longer utilizing water from Delray Beach.  Anyone using kidney 

dialysis or treating water for tropical fish can change back to the normal treatment of 

their water.   

Town water may be discolored for a few hours, until the Delray Beach water has moved 

through the system. 

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact 

the Water Plant at 561-243-2084. 


 

 

 

Town of Highland Beach – Water Pipe Break UPDATE 

The Water Plant has resumed operations and is fully functioning.   

The Town is no longer utilizing water from Delray Beach.  Anyone using kidney 

dialysis or treating water for tropical fish can change back to the normal treatment of 

their water.   

Town water may be discolored for a few hours, until the Delray Beach water has moved 

through the system. 

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact 

the Water Plant at 561-243-2084. 

 

Comment by Mary Thurwachter on July 22, 2011 at 10:44am

July 22, 2011

Town of Highland Beach – Water Pipe Break  

Due to a water pipe flange leak, we will temporarily be using water from Delray Beach 

that will have added ammonia for disinfection purposes.   Anyone using kidney dialysis 

or treating water for tropical fish should change treatment accordingly.   

Water remains potable.  We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes 

available. 

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact 

the Water Plant at 561-243-2084. 

Comment by Mary Thurwachter on July 6, 2011 at 6:47pm
NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release July 6, 2011 For More Information Contact  Town of Highland Beach Joe Sterlicchi, Water Plant Superintendent 561-243-2084 E-mail: jsterlicchi@ci.highland-beach.fl.usTown of Highland Beach – Water Pipe Break UPDATE The Water Plant has resumed operations and is fully functioning.   The Town is no longer utilizing water from Delray Beach.  Anyone using kidney dialysis or treating water for tropical fish can change back to the normal treatment of their water.   Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Water Plant at 561-243-2084. ###
Comment by Mary Thurwachter on July 5, 2011 at 12:23pm
Town of Highland Beach – Water Pipe Break
A water pipe broke early this morning shutting down the town’s Water Plant. We are
now using water from Delray Beach that will have added ammonia for disinfection
purposes. Anyone using kidney dialysis or treating water for tropical fish should
change treatment accordingly.
Water remains potable. We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes
available.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
the Water Plant at 561-243-2084.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm

  Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.  Issues Fourth of July Safety Tips

 

An estimated 400 people are expected to die on our nation’s highways this Fourth of July holiday, according to the  Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. This holiday is not only one of the most dangerous driving weekends of the year, but the day’s cookout activities also create a safety risk.

“Our Independence Day is a great reason for celebration, but we all need to remember the threat this holiday represents to personal safety,” said Toni Burrows, Executive Vice President for the CouncilWe want everyone to have fun, but we want them to be safe too.”

 

The Safety Council  issues these Fourth of July Safety Reminders:

 

Holiday Traffic Safety

  • Be aware of and avoid drunk and/or distracted drivers. Some signs include:

q       Drivers who turn with a wide radius.

q       Drivers at speeds 10 miles below the speed limit or speeding excessively.

q       Drivers who are following too closely.

q       Drivers who have a slow response to traffic signals.

 

  • Never drink and drive. Alcohol is the single largest factor involved in motor vehicle deaths. Have a responsible designated driver when you head out for Fourth of July activities.

 

  • Don’t allow the holiday rush to affect your driving. A few extra minutes saved by reckless driving aren’t worth the injuries you may cause to yourself and others.

 

  • When attending firework displays and special events, remember to obey all traffic lanes and signals, and avoid cutting directly across parking lots. Never race other drivers to an open parking space. When leaving the festivities,pay attention while backing out of your parking space to avoid hitting other vehicles or pedestrians.

 

Outdoor Grill Safety

  • The first step to cookout safety is to have fresh food. Store meats and other perishables in an insulated cooler toprevent bacterial growth.

 

  • Keep grills away from all flammable materials, including trees and shrubbery. Store unused starter fluid andcharcoal briquettes away from the grill, preferably in a fireproof container.

 

  • Keep your children away from the grill. Gas grills can have an interior temperature of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

  • Never add starter fluid to an already burning grill. The fire can spread up the stream of starter fluid and into the can causing an explosion. Also, wash your hands after using starter fluid to avoid setting yourself on fire.

 

Firework Safety

  • Be sure that the fireworks display you plan on attending is a legitimate one. Legitimate firework events will have proper authorities and medical staff in attendance.

 

  • Never take pets to a firework display. Animals can become spooked very easily by the loud noises fireworks make. Remember the bug spray. Mosquitoes and other insects are en masse this time of year.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 20, 2010 at 11:46am
Volunteers Needed for 2011 Tax Season
October 20, 2010: United Way of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteers to work at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites during the 2011 tax season. FREE training and certification will be provided by United Way and the IRS to prepare tax returns for our residents. Several training sessions are scheduled for December 2010 and early January 2011 and approximately 200 volunteers are needed.

Now in its eighth year, United Way of Palm Beach County's VITA Program offers free tax preparation service to residents with annual household incomes of $49,000 or less. VITA volunteers assisted more than 9,700 Palm Beach County individuals and families last year, generating more than $16 million in tax refunds, with $6.2 million in Earned Income Tax Credit.

If you are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer, please contact Donna Pulda at (561) 375-6621 or visit www.unitedwaypbc.org/VITA.
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on October 5, 2010 at 10:24am
The League of Women Voters, Palm Beach County in partnership with WXEL has established a telephone HOTLINE bank to answer questions regarding the November 2nd elections.

Phones will be open for calls from October 19 through November 2nd to answer such questions as: where, when and how to vote, questions about eligibility, about the ballot amendments and whatever else citizens need to know in order to vote. The number to call is 561 276 4898
Comment by Mary Kate Leming on September 10, 2010 at 3:43pm
Linton Blvd Lane Closures: September 13-17, 2010

September 10, 2010: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has advised the following:

One eastbound lane of Linton Boulevard, just east of Congress Avenue, will be closed 9:00 am until 3:30 pm from Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th.

One westbound lane of Linton Boulevard, just west of Waterford Place, will be closed 9:00 am until 3:30 pm from Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th.

For more information, please call (561) 641-6440.
 
 
 

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