500 block will be the first to see new streetscape improvements
From new landscaping and decorative street lights to bike racks, benches and bollards, the City of West Palm Beach this week is kicking off its campaign to improve Clematis Street.
Beginning this Wednesday, June 13th 2012 the 500 block of Clematis will be the first to receive the “facelift.” The work involves the removal and replanting of palm trees, new landscaping, new electrical services, new irrigation, new streetlights and poles, new bollards, bike racks, benches and litter receptacles and new asphalt and pavement markings. The work is expected to be concluded by the end of June.
During that time, all pedestrian walkways on the 500 block of Clematis Street will remain open. In addition, all the businesses along the 500 block of Clematis Street will also remain open. The only effect of the project will be for drivers who will find the 500 block of Clematis Street closed to traffic while the work is underway from June 13, 2012 through June 30, 2012.
In an effort to minimize the impact of the work on local businesses, the City of West Palm Beach will be providing signage reminding pedestrians that businesses along the 500 block of Clematis Street remain open for business during the course of the work.
In addition, the City has intentionally scheduled the entire project (which will later include the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Clematis Street) to take place “off-season” to further minimize the impact on nearby businesses.
Should you have any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the West Palm Beach Engineering and Public Works Department at 561-494-1040.