News Release

WPB Wants to Know: Do You Want To Keep Going in Circles?

Public meeting to discuss the future of the Pioneer Plaza traffic circle

June 19, 2013

(West Palm Beach, FL)  – Have you ever thought about why some intersections are just intersections, while others are traffic circles?  Have you ever driven past the Norton Museum on Olive Avenue and wondered why someone put a traffic circle there?

On Thursday, June 20th not only will you have a chance to have those questions answered, but you also will have a chance to tell the City of West Palm Beach whether you think the traffic circle is a good idea.

In response to neighborhood requests, the City is holding a public meeting to find out whether there may be a better design for the Pioneer traffic circle on Olive Avenue next to the Norton Museum.

“The meeting is to kick off the project to select either to redesign or replace the circle,” said city Traffic Engineer Brian Collins. “The intent of the project is to develop two generic alternatives and select one of the alternatives to be designed and constructed.”

The options on the table are to either redesign and rebuild the existing circular plaza, or remove the circle completely and build a traditional intersection.

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 20th at 5:30pm in the Flagler Gallery at City Hall, 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.

The public is invited and encouraged to participate in this “round” table discussion. (OK, we couldn’t resist the joke!)

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