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Traffic Management
light Royal Park Bridge/Flagler Drive Intersection
The prohibition of southbound left hand turns at the intersection of the Royal Park Bridge and Flagler Drive, as well as the closure of the pedestrian crosswalk at the west end of the bridge remains in place until further notice. These restrictions will be strictly enforced and violators will be ticketed. The handicap accessible pedestrian path under the bridge is open to provide for a safe and uninterrupted route for north/south foot traffic.

These adjustments have allowed traffic lights to remain green for longer periods of time in the east/west directions. Other green lights in the east/west corridor in West Palm Beach also have been extended to promote longer periods of free flowing traffic between Palm Beach and I-95. The actual duration of each green cycle will be adjusted frequently throughout the day in relation to the actual amount and direction of congestion occurring at each intersection.

Delivery Vehicles
Vehicles (including delivery trucks) are prohibited from parking in travel lanes. Designated loading/unloading zones or legal parking spaces must be used when making deliveries to island businesses and residences. Violators will be ticketed or towed.

Traffic Flow
To ensure optimal traffic flow on and off the island throughout the day, the following actions have been implemented:
 
• Town staff, as well as County staff, are actively monitoring key intersections on and off the island and will manually control traffic lights to ensure proper flow of traffic, if necessary. (At some locations, this will be by remote control. At others, traffic signals will be physically controlled at the intersection.)

• Palm Beach police officers will be stationed at key intersections on the island during the peak morning and evening rush hour periods when necessary to maintain smooth traffic flow.

• The designated route to the Royal Park Bridge will be via South County Road (both northbound and southbound) to Royal Palm Way. During the peak traffic periods, preference will be given to east/west traffic on Royal Palm Way versus perpendicular roads such as Cocoanut Row and Hibiscus Avenue, so drivers are strongly encouraged to use South County Road to access Royal Palm Way. This will allow police officers to maintain a nearly continuous flow of traffic on County Road and Royal Palm Way.