Projects


Projects Currently in Progress (Map)

  • 1111 East Highland Drive

    On October 8, 2018, City crews will begin a storm water drainage enhancement project behind the residences of 1111 E Highland Drive. This drainage enhancement project is necessary to ensure proper drainage for surrounding neighborhoods during rain events.  Local traffic can expect no traffic delays or detours.  This project should take a month for completion, weather permitting.

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

  • Commerce Point Drive Drainage Repair

    Beginning November 27, 2018, City of Lakeland crews will begin a storm water drainage repair on Commerce Point Drive.  This repair will require a road closure for two weeks. Commerce point will be open for Local traffic only; all other traffic will detour to Bartow Road (US 98).

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

  • CSX Crossing Repairs

    CSX will be closing railroad crossings for rail repair over the next few week.  The first crossing to close will be Combee Road and proceeding west through downtown Lakeland.  Please detour around the crossing when the crossing closed.

    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:

    Missouri Avenue
    Tennessee Avenue
    Kentucky Avenue
    Massachusetts Avenue
    N Ingraham 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.

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2019
  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk

    On June 20, 2018, city crews will begin constructing a new sidewalk on the west side of Kettles Avenue from Memorial Boulevard to 10th Street.  This pedestrian enhancement project is expected to take 6 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.

  • 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.

    Lake Hollingsworth Path:  Beginning November 19, 2018, crews will be repairing areas of the walking path.  These minor repairs should not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
    Southeast Quadrant of the City:
    Beginning November 19, 2018, Crews are performing routine maintenance of right of way infrastructures.
    Northeast Quadrant of the City: Beginning November 19, 2018, Crews are performing routine maintenance of drainage infrastructures and cleaning and televising storm lines.  Street sweepers will be performing routine sweeping as well.

    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

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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

     

    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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

  • 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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

    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.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, 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.

    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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

  • 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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

  • 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 863.834.8440.  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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

  • 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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

  • 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 John Casey, P.E., Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6041.

  • 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

  • Carol Drive and East Edward Street Intersection Improvements

    Traffic Operations has installed temporary closure signs and Kwick-Kurb on behalf of Florida Department of Transportation at Carol Drive and State Road 33/Lakeland Hills Boulevard.  This temporary closure is to improve intersection safety and reduce risk of crashes.  The closure will be a temporary one until the construction project occurs in 2021.

    Interim improvements:

    • Modify the full median opening to a dual directional opening
    • Uses "quick curb"
    • Restricts left-turns out of Carol Drive to improve safety
    • Drivers will continue to be able to make left- and U-turns from northbound and southbound Lakeland Hills Boulevard

    Ultimate Improvements:

    • Permanent modification of the Carol Drive median opening to a directional, left- and U-turn only from northbound Lakeland Hills Boulevard
    • Constructing a new directional median opening just north of E. Edward Street
    • Drives will be able to make U-turns from southbound Lakeland Hills Boulevard

    Project Schedule:

    • Interim improvements expected construction is late 2017
    • Ultimate improvements expected construction is Summer 2021

     

    Questions regarding this project should be directed to David Wheeler, Florida Department of Transportation, at (863) 519-2378

  • Carpenter's Way Sidewalk

    City crews have constructed a new sidewalk along the south side of Carpenter’s Way from Corporate Avenue to Wedgewood Estates Blvd this past spring of 2018.

  • Carpenter's Way Traffic Separator

    City crews have constructed a traffic separator and extended the west bound turn lane on Carpenter's Way between US 98 and Corporate Way.  This project was completed  in April 2018.

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

  • City Hall Ramp Access

    The City of Lakeland has installed an additional access ramp in the parking lot behind City Hall at 228 South Massachusetts Avenue.  City Hall already has accessible parking spaces with an adjacent wheelchair ramp.  However, it was requested by a citizen that an additional access ramp be added for individuals who use walkers or canes.  The addition of this access ramp shortens the distance individuals with walkers or canes must go, to access the building.  The City is committed to enhancing Accessibility for citizens and visitors, and welcomes suggestions to achieve this goal.  Suggestions can be made by going to the “Take Action” portion of the City website. 

    For accessibility questions, contact Jenny Sykes, ADA Specialist, at 863.834.8444.

     

     Ramp Progress Underway Ramp Access in Progress  Ramp Access in Progress 

  • Cleveland Heights Bl and Lake Miriam Dr Intersection

    Intersection improvements for pedestrian safety will be taking place at Cleveland Heights Boulevard and Lake Miriam Drive on August 28, 2018.

    The primary focus of this project is to enhance the safety of the children attending Lakeland Highland Middle School, while minimizing operational concerns to the motoring public. 

     

    Phase I “Exclusive Pedestrian Crossing” timing:
    Installed in May of this year.  This phase involved the “Exclusive Pedestrian Crossing” timing in which all traffic stops in all directions when a pedestrian activates any pedestrian signal (push button).  Our observations indicate that this timing change is working well.

    Phase II “No Right Turn on Red” blank-out signs:
    This Phase involves the installation of three electronic “No Right Turn on Red” blank-out signs (when any pedestrian button is pushed and the pedestrian phase is activated) for each of the westbound, southbound, and northbound traffic directions.  These signs will be installed on Tuesday August 28th.

    Phase III “Diagonal Crosswalk” feature:
    This phase of the project involves installing a unique “Diagonal Crosswalk” feature (northwest to southeast corners) along with “Diagonal Pedestrian Signal Heads”.  This combination of features, will provide an additional leg for pedestrians to cross the intersection while the “Exclusive Pedestrian Crossing” and the “No Right Turn on Red” blank-out signs’ signal features are concurrently activated (any pushed pedestrian button will activate both features simultaneously).  This diagonal crossing feature will reduce the number pedestrian activations (one diagonal pedestrian call versus two “L” shape pedestrian calls) and thus should also reduce the delay to motorists.  This diagonal crosswalk will also be installed on Tuesday August 28th.

    We are confident that this package of safety countermeasures will play a significant role in improving the safety to the children while minimizing inconvenience to the motoring public.  The TOPS team will continue to monitor the intersection’s operations through our CCTV system on a daily basis.

    For questions, contact Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations at 863.834.3472.



  • Hollingsworth Road pedestrian Safety

    The City of Lakeland has implanting a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety along Hollingsworth Road.

    1. Hollingsworth Road posted speed limit - New 30 MPH signs were installed in early December 2017.

    2. Enhanced Street Lighting including streetscape lights along this road are in progress.

    3. 15-MPH Reduced Speed School Zone during mornings and afternoons when students are entering or leaving campus.  New flashing beacons were in operation early January 2018.

    4. The “Blinking School Crossing” signs on Hollingsworth Road at Palmetto Street were installed on March 6, 2018.

    For questions, contact David Uria, Traffic Engineer, at 863.834.8447.

  • Lake Beulah Shoreline

    The City of Lakeland has performed an erosion repair and a shoreline stabilization project on Lake Beulah. The eroded shoreline area was adjacent to a multi-use path that is frequently used by citizens. The objective of the work was to repair and stabilize approximately 350 linear feet of shoreline on the south side of the lake. The work included an erosion control methodology that utilized organic media dredged from the lake bottom to fill liners placed on the lakeshore. The liners were then shaped to reconstruct the shoreline to a more natural slope and stabilize the shoreline.  Sod is being installed over the disturbed project area.  The work began in January 2018 and will be completed by end of March 2018.

    For questions, contact Laurie Smith, Manager of Lakes & Stormwater, at 863.834.6276.

  • Lake Hollingsworth Drive & Ingraham Avenue Improvements for Safety

    In June 2018, the Intersection of Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Ingraham Avenue was improved for pedestrian and bicycle safety. 

    The intersection construction project eliminated one of the western most pedestrian crossings leading from Florida Southern College to the Lake Hollingsworth Trail.  The eastern most pedestrian crossing was realigned to coincide with the Florida Southern College boat dock walkway. A tapered concrete separator measuring 6” tall and 4’ wide was installed separating the bike path from vehicular traffic. The existing “Stop” sign was relocated to the concrete separator and new “Bicycles Must Yield to Pedestrian” signs were installed. 

    Lake Hollingsworth Drive @ Ingraham Avenue MapAngelo Rao, Manager Traffic Operations said, “These enhancements will eliminate the mandatory “Stopping” requirement for bicyclists, in favor of “Yielding” to pedestrians; the safety for pedestrians crossing to and from Lake Hollingsworth should be enhanced.”  He added, “The separator will add an element of safety for bicyclists while reducing motor vehicle speeds and encouraging compliance of all traffic regulations.”

    Lake Hollingsworth Drive & Ingraham Avenue Intersection

    For questions, contact Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations, at 863-834-3492.

  • Lake Morton Accessible Viewing Areas

    The City of Lakeland has added two accessible viewing areas to Lake Morton.  This project is part of the overall goal to enhance Accessibility throughout the City.  Feedback was received from citizens, and the Lakeland Alliance for Accessibility that, the existing tables were not accessible to individuals with wheelchairs and walkers.  This project creates the opportunity for individuals who use wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility devices, to sit and enjoy the lake.  Two locations were chosen: E. Walnut St. at Lake Morton Dr. and, Kentucky Ave. at Lake Morton Dr.  Each viewing area includes a concrete pad, access ramp, and a table with two benches and two open spaces for individuals who use wheelchairs.    Construction began March 1, 2018 and the areas were complete March 23, 2018.   

    For questions contact Jenny Sykes, ADA Coordinator at 863.834.8444 or Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Lake Wire Shoreline

    The City of Lakeland has installed native wetland plants along the shoreline of Lake Wire as part of ongoing lakeshore improvement efforts. The project included the planting of White Water Lily, Gulf Coast Spikerush and Pickerelweed along the southeastern shoreline of Lake Wire.  The plants were installed to preserve the shoreline, improve lake water quality, improve wildlife habitat and increase the diversity of aquatic vegetation. 

    Planting activities were performed by Florida Native Nursery in April 2018. There was a total of 350 linear feet of shoreline that were planted at the cost of $3,065. The project is completely funded through the Lakes & Stormwater Capital Improvement Plan. The project area continues to be routinely monitored and managed throughout the plant establishment period.  

    For questions, contact Laurie Smith, Manager of Lakes & Stormwater, at 863.834.6276.

  • Lime Street Improvements

    The City of Lakeland has completed extensive work on Lime Street that includes a sewer main relocation, installation of two raised cross walks and accessibility improvements for patrons visiting the RP Funding Center.

    Lime Street Project 1 ExhibitThe City’s Waste Water Division relocated and extended an existing sewer line as part of the infrastructure needed for the new hotel being built adjacent to the RP Funding Center.  Public Works worked on crosswalk improvements to assist RP Funding Center attendees cross Lime Street from the south parking lot.  The crosswalk enhancements are to improve pedestrian safety. The crosswalks were realigned, designed with high visibility reflective materials and feature blinking solar-powered push button signage at each crosswalk approach.

     

  • Lime Street Sidewalk

    Crews have reconstructed curb ramps and sidewalk along both sides of Lime Street between Sikes Blvd and Lake Beulah Drive.    There are some additional maintenance activities that will continue in that area.

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

  • Mall Hill Drive Widening

    City of Lakeland Public Works construction completed the Mall Hill Drive widening project in Fall of 2018.  This project included re-grading the swales on both sides of Mall Hill Drive, reconstructing various drainage structures, adding 5 foot paved shoulders, adding bike lanes and constructing new sidewalk on the west side from Griffin Road to Hampton Hills Drive.    This project was designed and constructed in-house

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

  • Missouri Avenue

    City crews and contractors replaced the street scape sidewalk on the east side of Missouri Avenue from Main Street to the Rail crossing.  Work will began March 26th was completed early April.  For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Rose Street Sidewalk

    This project completes the sidewalk corridor along Rose Street from the CSX Railroad Crossing beside US 98 to Gary Road. Funding for construction was provided through a Federal LAP grant.  Construction began July 17th, 2017 and was completed in April 2018.   Wrap up of this project continues but does not impact traffic. 

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

     

  • Westgate Central Trail

    Construction is complete on the Westgate Central Trail.

    Westgate Central Trail Project Area Image