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Portion of Main Street to Close for Storm Pipe Installation

Beginning Monday April 25th City of Lakeland crews will be installing a new storm pipe across Main Street east of West Lake Bonny Drive. Main Street will be closed to thru traffic between West Lake Bonny Drive and Interlachen Pkwy for approximately 4 days. Detours will be clearly marked.


LAKELAND, FL (February 5, 2015) -  The City of Lakeland will conduct a Public Meeting for the proposed improvements to widen Main Street form Lake Bonny Drive to Longfellow and add bike lanes.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February, 10, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City of Lakeland Construction & Maintenance Office located at 407 Fairway Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801.  

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. as an open-house with
a presentation at 6:10 p.m.  City staff will be available to discuss the project, receive input, and answer questions. Display boards and other visual aids depicting project concepts will be available throughout the meeting. The public meeting is being conducted to present preliminary plans for the Main Street Widening/Bike Lanes project and to obtain input from elected and appointed officials, property owners/tenants, business owners/operators, and other interested parties. 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or family status. Anyone requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact Mrs. Lana Braddy at at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. Project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Joseph R. Baan, P.E., City of Lakeland Project Manager, at (863) 834-6041, or by email to or follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at .

Beginning December 2nd City of Lakeland crews will be constructing a new storm drain system in the Shore Acres neighborhood. The construction will primarily be contained to Interlachen Pkwy; however Main Street, Elm Road, and Fern Road will be affected with construction activities and temporary road closures. Minor delays can be expected. This work will last approximately 3 months weather permitting.