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Brightline speed testing at up to 79 mph continues in Martin County until Saturday

NewsBrightline speed testing at up to 79 mph continues in Martin County until Saturday

MARTIN COUNTY — Brightline is continuing speed testing here with trains going up to 79 mph through Jensen Beach, Stuart, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound until 7 p.m. Saturday.

The testing, which began March 11, comes almost two months after the railroad tested trains through Martin and St. Lucie at 110 mph. Passenger service between South Florida and Orlando International Airport is expected to begin by June.

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Drivers could expect delays at the following crossings. Most will have flaggers present. Here are the closings to be closed, according to a Brightline news release:

Jensen Beach

  • Jensen Beach Boulevard / State Road 707A (no flaggers present)
  • Palmetto Drive (no flaggers present)
  • State Road A1A / State Road 707


  • Northeast Alice Street
  • Northwest Fern Street
  • Second Street
  • South Colorado Avenue
  • Southeast MLK Jr. Boulevard
  • Florida Street
  • State Road A1A
  • Monterey Road
  • Indian Street

Port Salerno

  • Broward Avenue
  • Cove Road
  • Seaward Street
  • Salerno Road

Hobe Sound

  • State Road A1A

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