Work on turnpike interchange at Glades Road starting soon

More than $8 million in work at the Glades Road interchange with Florida’s Turnpike will begin in early January.

The construction, which kicks off Jan. 3, is designed to improve the flow of traffic at the interchange, according to a turnpike news release.

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Work being done as part of the $8.3 million project includes:

• Widening the exit ramp from the northbound turnpike to Glades Road from one lane to two.

• Adding another right turn lane from the turnpike off-ramp to westbound Glades Road.

• Adding another right turn lane from westbound Glades Road to the turnpike entrance.

• Painting the turnpike bridge over Glades Road.

• Adding new signals, lighting and landscaping.

• Making drainage improvements.

Traffic on the northbound turnpike will be shifted when construction begins in January. Lane and ramp closures and detours are likely as the work continues; turnpike officials say those usually will happen overnight and other off-peak hours.

Turnpike officials said in the news release that the work should be completed in the summer of 2018.

Check back with The Palm Beach Post for more updates on work being planned for Florida’s Turnpike.