FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland
CITY OF LAKELAND PREPPING SOUTHERN LANDINGS WORKSITE
FENCING BEING INSTALLED – CONSTRUCTION TO START MID-MARCH
LAKELAND, FL (March 3, 2015) - Fencing is currently being installed in preparation of a City of Lakeland Lakes & Stormwater project on the north side of Lake Hollingsworth at Southern Landings (across from Florida Southern College).
The City of Lakeland is planning to complete repairs to the stormwater detention pond along the boardwalk at the Southern Landings. The activities planned include the removal and replacement of a failed concrete weir structure. The replacement of the weir is essential for the stormwater pond to function properly.
Weirs are designed to alter flow characteristics of water bodies. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions that pool water behind them while also allowing the water to flow steadily over their tops. Weirs are commonly used to prevent flooding and measure discharge.
Construction activities will take place beginning early March 2015. In order to protect the safety of the public, fencing is being installed around the perimeter of the work site, as well as at the entrance to the boardwalk to restrict access to the construction area through the duration of the project.
The fencing is being installed on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 and will be removed as soon as the construction activities are completed. The construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March. The City of Lakeland apologizes for any inconvenience the project may have because of the boardwalk being closed to the public during the time of construction.