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Ingraham Ave. Multimodal Enhancement Project Public Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 28th

Ingraham Avenue Multimodal Enhancement Project

From East Main Street to East Memorial Boulevard

The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (LCRA) is funding improvements to Ingraham Avenue between East Main Street and East Memorial Boulevard in order to beautify this corridor and improve conditions for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit patrons. The changes include milling and resurfacing, and installation of raised landscape medians at strategic locations.

Project Information

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency will conduct a public information meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at First Baptist Church at the Mall in the NOW Center. First Baptist Church at the Mall is located at 1010 East Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida. The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency is hosting this meeting to inform the public about the project scope and schedule, and provide the public and adjacent property owners with an opportunity to ask questions concerning the planned improvements. The meeting is an open-house format with no formal presentation, allowing you to view the displays at your convenience. Materials on display will include illustrations of the proposed improvements the proposed schedule. City staff will be available to answer questions and address concerns.

We invite and encourage you to attend this meeting. If you have any questions about this meeting or the project or may require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act contact Tamara Sakagawa at 863-834-6011, at least seven days before the meeting.

Display boards of this project will also be made available beginning April 15, 2011 in the lobby of Lakeland City Hall located at 228 South Massachusetts Avenue in Lakeland, Florida. PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS AND SCHEDULE

Planning studies have identified Ingraham Avenue as a collector street that could benefit from enhancements that will improve mobility for neighborhood residents and connectivity to future bicycle/pedestrian facilities such as the Fort Fraser Trail. It should be noted that Ingraham Avenue connects to Parker Street, a component of the Lake-to-Lake Bikeway network. Sidewalk improvements related to this project have already been completed.

Remaining improvements include milling and resurfacing of the roadways as well as the construction of landscape medians to guide turning movements on Ingraham Avenue and beautify the project corridor. Construction to begin May 2, 2011 and will continue for approximately one month.

Questions about design should be directed to Charles Barmby, Community Development at 863-834-6011. For questions during construction, please contact Matt Glenn, Supervisor of Construction at 863-834-3300



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