College Alerts & Updates
Portions of 6th Avenue to close at two different times beginning in March
Palm Beach State College has been advised by local officials that sections of 6th Avenue in Lake Worth will be closed on two separate and unrelated occasions beginning in March that could impact your daily commute or visits to the campus.
The first closure will occur March 3-8 for work at the Tri -Rail (South Florida Regional Transportation Authority) railroad crossing located on 6th Ave South and just west of the 6th Avenue exit off of I-95. Those who use the interstate to travel to and from the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus should plan to use other exits. Other alternate routes include Jog Road and Military Trail. You will not be able to travel on 6th Avenue just west of the tracks. The 6th Avenue College entrance will be open if you travel from Congress Avenue and head on 6th Ave east.
The second closure will occur March 13 through August. Sixth Avenue will be closed from Grove Street (just east of the Lake Osborne Church) to Congress Avenue for bridge replacement work. The closure is a necessary safety precaution for crane operators and other construction crews working on enhancements to the road, as well as the public. It also will allow construction crews to accelerate the project. Please plan to use other routes to the campus. East and west bound traffic will be detoured via S. Congress Avenue, Lake Worth Road (S.R. 802)/Lake Ave/Lucerne Ave and S. Dixie Highway (U.S. 1). Access to Interstate 95 north of 6th Avenue South will be detoured via S. Congress Avenue and 10th Avenue North. Access to Interstate 95 south of 5th Avenue South will be detoured via S. Congress Avenue and Lantana Road. The 5th Avenue South Interstate 95 ramps will remain open, and traffic east of Interstate 95 will remain unaffected.
The exact date in August for the reopening of 6th Avenue has not yet been determined. The construction project includes raising the bridge by five feet, upgraded traffic signals, sidewalk improvements and installation of bike lanes.