All Aboard rail delivery to block intersections in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth

Crews working to unload a delivery of rail beams for the All Aboard Florida project could block an intersection in downtown West Palm Beach for more than an hour today, the company said. 2_rails__de__chemin_de__fer1_

The intersection of 3rd Street and the Florida East Coast Railway tracks will be temporarily closed as workers unload the rail beams from a stopped train.

Crews will be unloading rail in the area south of Okeechobee Boulevard and north of Lake Avenue in Lake Worth through Monday, All Aboard said. Roads will periodically be closed as the train moves through the area.

The company said safety personnel are on site to help direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

This is All Aboard’s fourth delivery of rail beams in the South Florida area. In total, the beams span about 7.5 miles, All Aboard officials said.

The material will be used to add a second track to the FEC line as part of the company’s cross-state rail system.