Fo­rum to dis­cuss Okee­chobee traf­fic

Palm Beach Daily News - - OPINION - By WIL­LIAM KELLY

Traf­fic con­ges­tion on Okee­chobee Boule­vard is get­ting worse — and it’s time to have a public discussion about it, lo­cal of­fi­cials say.

Mayor Gail Coniglio; Mack Bernard, a Palm Beach County com­mis­sioner whose dis­trict in­cludes part of Palm Beach; and Shanon Ma­te­rio, a West Palm Beach city com­mis­sioner, are co-hosting a public fo­rum Mon­day to dis­cuss how the traf­fic prob­lem is af­fect­ing the city and town.

The fo­rum will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion, 650 Okee­chobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Doors will open an hour ear­lier.

The Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion will join the work­shop, which Coniglio said will ex­am­ine pedes­trian safety, fac­tors con­tribut­ing to the wors­en­ing con­ges­tion and fu­ture de­velop- ment. The public is en­cour­aged to pre­reg­is­ter by vis­it­ing PBC­traf­fic. com. Those at­tend­ing will be able to sub­mit ques­tions and con­cerns to be ad­dressed dur­ing the work­shop.

Lan­nis Wa­ters / Daily News

The Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion will join a work­shop Mon­day, which will ex­am­ine pedes­trian safety, fac­tors con­tribut­ing to the wors­en­ing con­ges­tion and fu­ture de­vel­op­ment on Okee­chobee Boule­vard.

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