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This rendering shows the proposed Trevi Isle development on Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Drivers will have to use two temporary lanes on the south side of Hood Road for six months while a contractor raises it by four feet for a new driveway to Trevi Isle. Rendering from Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens drivers can expect to slow down for the next six months when they’re using Hood Road just west of Florida’s Turnpike.

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They’ll have to use two temporary lanes while contractors raise the road approaching the bridge, according to the city. The contractors will work 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the hours allowed by Palm Beach County Code.

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The road work is for the benefit of the future Trevi Isle community. The Kennedy Homes development will rise on about 13 acres next to Eastpointe Country Club.

Kennedy Homes needs to raise Hood Road four feet so that drivers pulling out of the Trevi Isle driveway will be able to see traffic coming from the east.

Their original plans called for completely closing the road for at least two months last summer to get the $2 million job done quickly. That was before the Trevi Isle project received City Council approval. After the closure was announced to the public, the developers said they’d wait to do the road work until Palm Beach Gardens officials signed off.

Residents of Eastpointe said they opposed the project for a variety of reasons, one of which was safety around the new Trevi Isle driveway, with drivers speeding across the bridge.

A planner for the developer had said a right-turn lane for eastbound drivers to slow down as they turn into Trevi Isle should also help with that.

The Palm Beach Gardens City Council signed off on the project in March.

Asking prices for the two-story, three- and four-bedroom townhouses are expected to be $300,000 to $400,000.

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