PUBLIC NOTICE - LAKELAND HIGHLANDS ROAD LANE CLOSURE
UPDATE: Due to recent weather conditions and forecasted rainfall, a decision has been made to delay the repair work until Monday, April 18th. We are hope to re-open traffic lanes to normal operations by the end of the day, Thursday, April 21. Thank You!
LAKELAND, FL (April 8, 2016) - The City of Lakeland’s Water Utilities Department is monitoring a slow leak on an effluent force main pipe along CR 37B Lakeland Highlands Road in the vicinity of Magnolia Avenue. The inside northbound travel lane of Lakeland Highlands Road has been closed between Clubhouse Road and Sean Lane to facilitate work crews access on a 24 hour round the clock basis. This lane closure is necessary to ensure the safety of both the traveling public and our crews.
The City is making preparations for repair to the force main. Due to the limits of excavation required in order to work on the pipe, crews will need to close both northbound travel lanes of Lakeland Highlands Road between Clubhouse Road and Lake Miriam Drive. During the period of northbound lane closure, the southbound travel lanes will be converted to two-way travel. The lane diversion will start Tuesday, April 12th. The contractor, Kamminga & Roodvoets, plans to start their mobilization efforts as soon as the northbound travel lanes are closed. Potentially, the closure may last 7-10 days as there will be extensive roadway restoration to accomplish once the pipe repair is complete and the force main is back in service. All traffic is encouraged to avoid this area if at all possible during the lane closures. For more information, contact City of Lakeland Wastewater Division at 863-834-8277.