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Projects


Projects Currently in Progress (Map)

  • ** Road Closure at Lake Morton Drive and E Palmetto Street **

    Due to a break in a water line, the road is closed at the intersection of Lake Morton Drive and East Palmetto Street.   This closure will be in place until the road is repaired and estimated to be closed throughout the long weekend and possibly re-opening Tuesday.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • CSX Crossing Repairs

    CSX will be closing railroad crossings for continued rail repair and replacement in January 2019.  

    January 17, 2019:  CSX has reopened Fairway Avenue at this time.  There are no additional closures reported yet.

    They plan on working west but we have no time lines on when they will be at the subsequent intersections.

    CSX contractors cut trenches along the railroad at several locations downtown.  These cuts extended into the pedestrian path that crosses the railroad.  The affected City of Lakeland intersection are:

    N Canal Avenue
    Interlachen Parkway
    N Ingraham Avenue
    N Massachusetts Avenue
    N Kentucky Avenue
    N Tennessee Avenue
    N Missouri Avenue

    City crews have secured plywood at these locations along the walkway as a temporary measure until such time as CSX finishes up their rail work.  The City of Lakeland has not been notified as to a date that this work will occur.  Citizens are asked to use caution as the navigate the sidewalks adjacent to the railroad at these locations.

    For questions, contact Don Stout, Roadmaster Auburndale for CSX Transportation.

  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk

    On June 20, 2018, city crews began constructing a new sidewalk on the west side of Kettles Avenue from Memorial Boulevard to 10th Street.  This pedestrian enhancement project was expected to take 6 months to complete.  Motorists should expect minor delays due to periodic flagging operations.

    This project is currently on pause for right of way acquisition.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Lake Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot Resurfacing

    The City of Lakeland will be resurfacing and applying pavement markings to the entire Lake Hollingsworth Park parking lot. The parking lot will be closed for 2 days on January 22 & 23, 2019.  Residents are asked to utilize alternate parking located at Common Ground Park as well as the Cleveland Heights golf course.

    For questions, contact Troy McCain, Pavement Coordinator for Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Maintenance Activities

    Our Construction & Maintenance crews will be performing a variety of maintenance activities, weather permitting.   Traffic signs will be in place marking work areas and local traffic is not expected to be significantly delayed.

    Starting the week of January 7, 2019:

    Crawford Street:  Crews will begin constructing traffic calming humps on Crawford Street between Martin L King Bl to Amos Avenue.
    Hunter Street:  Crews will be repairing sidewalk at 100 block of Hunter Street.
    Northeast Quadrant of the City:  Crews will be cleaning and mowing drainage facilities.
    Southeast Quadrant of the City:  City crews will perform routine maintenance of right of way infrastructures.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

     



  • New York Cycle Track

    This project will convert the southbound travel lane of New York Avenue from Lime Street to Main Street into a two-way bicycle facility. Streetscape is also included as part of the project. It is part of an overall strategy to enhance the west side of Downtown Lakeland and create a more inviting bicycle and pedestrian environment between the Lakeland Center and Munn Park Historic District.

    Funding for construction is provided through a Federal LAP grant.  The Notice to Proceed for Construction was issued to Florida Safety Contractors on 11/6/18 to begin pre-construction activities (silt fence, project board, etc.) on Tuesday, 11/13/18.  Actual construction will begin on Monday, 11/19/18.  For the Construction phase, Ron Laubach, P.E. is the Project Manager and may also be reached at 863.834.6031.

     

    New York Avenue Cycle Track Image

  • Old Highway 37 Sidewalk Work

    Starting the week of December 10th, 2018, City of Lakeland crews will begin a sidewalk ADA compliance project on Old Highway 37 from South Parkway Frontage Road to East Alamo Drive. This project will take 4 months to complete.  Motorists should expect minor delays due to periodic flagging operations. 

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • West Orange Street and South Missouri Avenue Sidewalk Work

    Starting the week of December 31, 2018, City of Lakeland Crews will be updating the ADA Ramps at this intersection to comply with the 2010 American Disabilities Acts Guidelines.  This project should last 3 weeks.  Motorists can expect minor traffic delays and should use alternate routes when available.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2019

Upcoming Projects

  • County Line Road at US 92 Improvements

    This project will increase the capacity of the intersection of County Line Road and US 92 by adding a northbound right turn lane and adding pavement for a future second northbound left turn lane. The full median opening at County Line Road and Old Tampa Highway will also be closed making Old Tampa Highway a right-in-right-out connection.

    The City’s engineering consultant, DRMP, is designing the project with construction anticipated to begin in late 2018.  Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

     

    County Line Rd and US 92

  • Five Points Intersection Improvements

    The project is in the planning stages right now and will hold public meetings for input and discussion in January or February of 2019. The wait time on the signal is the highest complaint from users of the intersection. The project will try to energize the area and provide improved business and resident access through this area. This is part of a Community Redevelopment Agency plan to energize Lake Beulah by providing parking along the street; increasing pedestrian and bike safety and access; Improve vehicular access; and plan connectivity to the RP Funding Center and Bonnet Springs Park for bikes/pedestrians/vehicles. Construction is not anticipated until FY20 or FY21.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Garden Street Sidewalk

    This project will complete the sidewalk on the south side of Garden Street. Design will be completed in-house in 2017 with construction planned for 2018.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

    Garden Street Sidewalk Project Area Image

  • Lakeland Park Drive Connector

    A new roadway is planned to connect Carpenters Way with Lakeland Park Drive. This new connector road will provide two travel lanes, a 10’ wide shared-use path, street lighting, and a new intersection with Carpenters Way, which will be located between Interstate 4 and the Carpenters Way historic arch.

    The City’s engineering consultant, CivilSurv Design Group, Inc., has completed construction plans for the project and all permits have been obtained. City staff is underway with purchasing the required land for the project. Construction is funded and is anticipated to start Spring 2019.

    Plans showing location of new road north of Interstate 4

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, at 863.834.6040. You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

    Lakeland Park Drive Connector Proposed Area Image

  • Main Street Pathways

    The project consists of Design, Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) of a 10-foot-wide shared use path on the south side of Main Street between Interlachen Parkway and Longfellow Boulevard. The project also includes some minor drainage improvements at Lake Bonny Drive and Dixie Place. Funding for Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection will be funded by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP) CFDA: 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction funds.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Massachusetts-Parker Intersection Improvements

    The project is in the planning stages and is evaluating options for better multi-modal access through this intersection for events. This is part of a Community Redevelopment Agency area plan to continue economic growth and redevelopment along the Massachusetts Avenue Corridor. Safety is the highest priority for this intersection. Depending on outcomes with public meetings on concepts, construction could begin in FY19 or FY20.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • North Wabash Avenue

    On August 22, 2018, the Lakeland City Commission agreed to enter into a Joint Project Agreement with the Polk County BOCC for the North Wabash Avenue Extension project. Polk County has prepared construction plans for improvements to Wabash Avenue from Crutchfield Road to 10th Street. Lakeland has agreed to include the County’s construction plans with its construction bid for Wabash Avenue between 10th Street and Fairbanks Street. This will allow both projects to be built by a single contractor and will reduce the construction duration as well as the cost. The County will be responsible for all expenses related to its project.

    This 0.85-mile project will provide a two-lane roadway, 6’ wide sidewalks on both sides of the street, street lighting, a new railroad crossing, stormwater drainage system, and an improved intersection at 10th Street with the addition of a new traffic signal.

    The City and County’s engineering consultant, AECOM, has completed construction plans for the project and all permits have been received. The City is underway with purchasing the required land for the project. Construction is funded and is anticipated to start by March 2019.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, via email or telephone at 863.834.6040.  You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakdlandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

  • Providence Road Corridor

    This project is in the planning stages but will move to design for the northern segment between Griffin Road and Providence Reserve. The project puts forward drainage improvements and off-street path improvements along the corridor. Additionally, the project includes a three lane section along Providence Road with the potential for raised planter medians, raised crosswalks, and raised intersections to slow speeds along this corridor. The whole corridor from Kathleen to Griffin will be evaluated and discussed in public meetings. Construction for the northern phase could occur as early as late FY19 or FY20 depending on outcomes of public meetings.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • South Wabash Avenue Extension

    This project begins at the intersection of Harden Boulevard at Beaker Boulevard and extends north to the intersection if Wabash Avenue at Ariana Street. It includes connections to Lakeside Village Shopping Center, Village Center Drive, Grasslands Boulevard, and Faye Street.  The project is currently under design, which is scheduled to be complete in 2017.  Construction is currently unfunded but planned for 2020.   Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Three Parks Trail

    The project consists of Design, Construction and CEI of a 10-foot wide shared use path along New Jersey Road from South of Turtle Rock Drive to Glendale Street. Funding for Design, Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection will be funded by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP) CFDA: 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction funds.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • US 92 at Wabash Avenue Intersection

    The City’s engineering consultant, Bayside Engineering, Inc., has completed 60% construction plans for the project. Construction is funded and is anticipated to start by Fall 2018.

    The U.S. 92 at Wabash Avenue intersection project will enhance this intersection by constructing an additional eastbound left-turn lane. Eastbound traffic will now have dual left-turn lanes, dual thru-lanes, and a right-turn lane. The signalization for the intersection will also be re-constructed.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, via email or telephone at 863.834.8440. You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

Recently Completed Projects

  • Commerce Point Drive Sidewalk

    City of Lakeland Crews completed repairs for damaged sidewalk along Commerce Point Drive December 2018.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • East Main and Ingraham Intersection Art Project Makeover

    East Main and Ingraham Intersection Art Project Gets A Makeover

    Lakeland, FL – The faded color scheme at the intersection art project located at E. Main Street and Ingraham Avenue has been replaced with a vibrant much more durable paint.   The intersection makeover project occurred on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

    Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations and Parking Services said, “Our plan is to have the intersection painted by hand using rollers.  A clear coat will then be applied to reduce fading and it will help protect the paint from tire marks.”  He added, “The new paint may not match the existing colors exactly but they will be very similar and the finished project will look great.  I want to thank Steven Mitchell and his team at Angco Striping for donating their services at no charge to the City!

    The Lakeland CRA originally spearheaded the intersection project two years ago as a way to introduce additional art in public spaces and to support the identity of the East Main District.

    Street murals are a creative way to help neighborhoods foster a sense of identity and community pride.

    For more information, please contact Angelo Rao, Traffic Operations and Parking Services Manager at Angelo.rao@lakelandgov.net or (863) 834-3492.

  • Granada Street Sidewalk Work

    City of Lakeland crews completed a sidewalk ADA compliance project on Granada Street from Lakeland Hills Boulevard to East Bella Vista Street in December 2018. 

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • East Highland Drive Drainage Work

    City crews will completed a storm water drainage enhancement project behind the residences of 1111 E Highland Drive. This drainage enhancement project was necessary to ensure proper drainage for surrounding neighborhoods during rain events.  This project was completed December 2018.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Poppell Drive Drainage Work

    City of Lakeland crews completed a storm water drainage enhancement project on the 400 block of Poppell Drive  December 2018. 

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.