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Additional CSX Work to Begin on April 18th!

 

CSX plans to close two intersections along the US 98 Corridor to perform maintenance and repair work on railroad wood ties. The intersection at Ingraham Road will be closed beginning April 18th for approximately one week. The following week, beginning on April 25th, the intersection at South Crystal Lake Drive will close for approximately one week. 

All traffic detours are being coordinated by CSX as City personnel are not involved in the repair work. 

 

 

 


Social Security Launches Third National my Social Security Week

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, welcomes everyone to celebrate the third National my Social Security Week from April 4 through 13, 2016. Social Security will host numerous events and activities across the country to raise awareness about the benefits of establishing a my Social Security account. This secure, personalized account can be created at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.  

“For more than 80 years, Social Security has been there through life’s journey. We are helping to secure today and tomorrow with information, tools and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs,” said Acting Commissioner Colvin. “Join the more than 23 million people who have already created a my Social Security account, a secure, convenient option for people to do business with Social Security anywhere and anytime.”

With a my Social Security account, people can:

·      Keep track of their earnings and verify them every year with their Social Security Statement;

·      Get an estimate of their future benefits, if they are still working;

·      Get a verification letter with proof of their benefits, if they currently receive them;

·      Manage their benefits;

·      Change their address;

·      Start or change direct deposit;

·      Get a replacement Medicare card; and

·      Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.

In some states, people can apply for a replacement Social Security card online using their my Social Security account. This service is currently available in the District of Columbia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, Washington, and Wisconsin.  It is an easy and secure way to apply for a replacement card online.

During my Social Security Week, the agency will hold “Check Your Statement Day” on April 7. It is important that people check their Social Security Statement every year to learn about future Social Security benefits and to verify annual earnings. Personalized Statements help people plan for their financial future. People can access their information when it’s convenient for them by creating a my Social Security account.

Social Security is also helping the U.S. Department of Treasury educate people about the value of saving for retirement. Millions of people do not have access to a retirement savings plan at work or find it difficult to start saving. The myRA® is a retirement savings account developed by Treasury that removes common savings barriers and can help people start to save. Learn more at www.myRA.gov.


Road Construction at Beacon Road and South Florida Avenue

LAKELAND, FL (March 22, 2016) - On Monday, March 28, City of Lakeland crews will be constructing a concrete separator on Beacon Road west of South Florida Avenue. The east bound left turn lane will be closed for approximately one week to allow for construction activities. Roads will remain open during the process; however delays are likely. Residents are advised to look for alternate routes and if traveling the work zone please use caution. 

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CSX Conducting Railroad Repair Work at Multiple Intersections This Week

LAKELAND, FL (March 22, 2016) - On Sunday, March 20, CSX began closing intersections along the US 98 Corridor to perform maintenance and repair work on railroad wood ties. (see map below) All traffic detours are being coordinated by CSX as City personnel are not involved in the repair work. Intersections will remain closed while work is being performed, which is expected to take one week to complete.  

The following intersections will be closed at the railroad tracks:

  • Rose Street
  • Main Street
  • Orange Street
  • Lk Parker Avenue
  • N Crystal Lake Drive
  • S Crystal Lake Drive
  • Sylvester Road
  • Commerce Point Drive

Important Note: Residents are advised to use Ingraham Avenue, which will remain open throughout this process.