Fo­rum aims to tackle grid­lock along Okee­chobee Boule­vard

Meet­ing ad­dresses traf­fic is­sues that af­fect is­land and West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By WIL­LIAM KELLY

Mayor Gail Coniglio and Palm Beach res­i­dents say they want to work with of­fi­cials in West Palm Beach, as well as the state and county, and find ways to fix the wors­en­ing traf­fic grid- lock on Okee­chobee Boule­vard.

Gov­ern­ment and plan­ning of­fi­cials gath­ered at a pub­lic fo­rum Mon­day to talk about the grow­ing con­ges­tion on the boule­vard, which is a vi­tal trans­porta­tion link be­tween the Royal Park Bridge, down­town West Palm Beach and In­ter­state 95.

“The cor­ri­dor has be­come grid­locked,” Coniglio said. “We need to work to­gether to find so­lu­tions.”

Pedes­trian safety, es­pe­cially in the busy cross­walks link­ing the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter and Hil­ton West Palm Beach ho­tel with Ci­tyPlace, is a crit­i­cal con­cern, of­fi­cials and res­i­dents said.

John David Corey, founder of Palm Beach Walks, called the fo­rum “a very ro­bust dis­cus­sion about ways to ad­dress a prob-

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