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Contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin Milling Central Avenue from Olive Street south to W Highland Street on August 29th, 2016.  Following milling contractors will be adding new asphalt to roadway. 

Also, the section of W Highland Street from Pinewood Avenue to Central Avenue will also be milled and resurfaced.  Delays are expected; however, roadways will remain open to residents. 

Work is expected to take one week to complete weather permitting.

For questions, please contact Troy McCain at (863) 860-5846.

US 98 Resurfacing Project from Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny to Lemon Street

Crews are working on a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to resurface US 98 (Bartow Road) from south of Dreadnaught Drive/Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny to north of Lemon Street in Lakeland.

Weather permitting; the project should finish this summer.

Work to be completed:

  • Remove existing asphalt and repave
  • Add ADA detectable warning surface to sidewalk curb ramps at side street intersections
  • Adjust manholes within the work zone
  • Modify traffic separators at Hollingsworth Road/Lake Parker Avenue, Walnut Street and Ingraham Avenue to allow more
    room at the median openings
  • Upgrade traffic signal equipment
  • Add additional school zone signs

Traffic changes during construction:

  • Paving will be done at night.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Posted speed limits will remain the same.
  • Speeding fines double in active construction zones.

Questions about the project can be answered by Sandra Mancil, Public Information Officer. She can be reached at 863-519-4116 or

Hallam Drive Refsurfacing Project

Contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin Milling and Resurfacing Hallam Dr from Cleveland Heights to Lakeland Highlands Rd on July 21st. Roads will remain open but delays and detours are expected. The work is expected to take 2 weeks to complete.

For more information please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Coordinator at 863 834-3303.

Contractors working for the City of Lakeland will be resurfacing Lakeland Highlands Rd (From Glendale Ave North to E. Edgewood Dr.) during the week of August 26th thru 29th. 

Milling of the old surface will begin on Monday followed by the re-paving. The work is expected to take one week to complete.

Roads will remain open; however delays are expected during this work.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions you may reach Troy McCain Pavement Coordinator at 863 834-3300.