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ROAD WORK: LAKE HOLLINGSWORTH YACHT CLUB - JULY 8 - 11

Beginning July 8th, City of Lakeland construction crews will remove and replace the West most driveway at the Lake Hollingsworth Yacht Club.  Along with the driveway apron, a portion of the recreational path will be replaced.  For approximately 3 days pedestrians will be detoured into the bike lane for a short distance. Every effort will be made to minimize inconveniences.  Construction is scheduled for one week weather permitting.


ROAD CONSTRUCTION: GRIFFIN ROAD AT MALL HILL DRIVE

ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:  

Dallas 1 Construction will be performing roadway construction activities at the intersection of Griffin Road at Mall Hill Drive.  This will involve the closure of Mall Hill Drive at Griffin Road.  On Mall Hill Drive, the construction will include new turn lanes as well as a constructing a new concrete traffic separator in front of the new Lakeland Toyota building.  The new lane configuration of Mall Hill Road will consist of a newly constructed left-turn lane and a right-turn lane onto Griffin Road as well as a Northbound center through-lane.  There will also be updated curb ramps at the Southwest and Southeast corners of the intersection.  

 

The road closure and construction activities are anticipated to begin on June 27th and last approximately three weeks.

 


CITY TO CONDUCT PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON LAKE BEULAH TRAIL PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

           

CONTACT:

Chuck Barmby

Transportation Planner

863/834-6011

 

 

  CITY TO CONDUCT PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON LAKE BEULAH TRAIL PROJECT

 

LAKELAND, FL (June 21, 2013) - The Florida Department of Transportation and Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (LCRA) are funding improvements around Lake Beulah in order to beautify this gateway into Lakeland and the surrounding neighborhoods and to improve conditions for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit patrons.  Through this project, the existing five-foot wide concrete sidewalk will be replaced with an eight- to ten-foot wide asphalt multi-use trail.  This project also includes the installation of decorative lighting along the trail, landscaping and transit stop improvements including the construction of a new transit shelter at the Hartsell Avenue intersection.

 

The City of Lakeland will conduct a public information meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (Citrus Connection) Offices located at 1212 George Jenkins Boulevard, Lakeland.  The meeting will be conducted in an open-house format with no formal presentation, allowing attendees to view the displays at their convenience.  Materials on display will include illustrations of the proposed improvements and project schedule. City staff will be available to answer questions and address concerns.

 

For more information, contact Chuck Barmby, Transportation Planner, at 863/834-6011.

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Road Construction: Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Belmar St

On Monday June 24th City of Lakeland crews will be begin intersection improvements at Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Belmar Street. The concrete island will be removed, new curb alignment and pedestrian crossing improvements will be constructed. 

Belmar Street will be closed East bound to thru traffic for approximately two days. Motorist are encouraged to use alternate routes. Construction will continue beyond the two days, however no closures and only minor delays will be encountered for the remainder of the project. The project should be complete within two weeks, weather permitting.