Brightline Train Projects
Railroad Crossings / Lane Closures
Jupiter – Riverside Dr. and Alternate A1A
Day-time flagging operations, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to move materials for bridge construction, continuing through 2021. Crossings may be closed briefly (1-2 minutes) as trucks enter and exit the right of way.
Jupiter – Loxahatchee River
Day-time pile driving operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday, continuing through Q4 2021 to install temporary work trestles (platforms) for cranes on the east and west sides of the existing bridge (north bank).
Palm Beach County
Brightline Takes Critical Step Forward on Path for Service to Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (September 21, 2021) – Brightline’s construction team is taking a critical step forward next week, beginning Saturday, September 25 toward the completion of its high-speed rail system. Brightline will conduct work, known as a signal and track cutover, along 13 miles of track in Palm Beach County, which will integrate a new second railroad track into the existing rail corridor. The work will spread across 17 railroad crossings between West Palm Beach and Jupiter and could bring additional wait times. Flaggers will be present at these crossings (listed below) while the new rail signal system is commissioned. Drivers and pedestrians should be aware that once the second track is commissioned, freight traffic could run on BOTH tracks.
Brightline is reminding the public, pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to make safe choices around trains and crossings, obey all traffic laws around crossings and never stop on the tracks! Remain alert and aware when near railroad tracks and only cross the tracks at a railroad crossing. The safety message is simple: look, listen, live.
The following information is also available on the Brightline website, Questions can be directed to Katie Mitzner, Brightline Director of Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-502-3587.
Brightline is the first privately funded passenger rail system in America in over a century and was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel. Brightline is designed to reinvent travel and take cars off the road by connecting city pairs and congested corridors that are too close to fly and too long to drive. Providing fast, efficient, hospitality-driven transportation featuring the latest in customer-friendly amenities, Brightline currently operates in Florida between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with plans to develop new stations in Boca Raton, Aventura and Port Miami. Construction to Orlando is underway and will be complete in late 2022. Brightline West, which will connect Las Vegas and Southern California, is shovel ready and expect to launch service in 2024.