Portion of S Kentucky Avenue Will Close for Wastewater Construction Project
LAKELAND, FL (September 10, 2018) – The 100 Block of South Kentucky Avenue will close on Monday, September 17th starting at 7:00 AM for a wastewater construction project. Both lanes on South Kentucky Avenue will be closed to traffic between Main Street and Lemon Street. A section of sidewalk on the westside of South Kentucky Avenue between East Lemon Street and the service alley just south of E. Main Street will also be closed as part of the construction. It is anticipated that this closure will be in place through the end of the business day on Friday, September 21st. Please see attached diagram showing the proposed work area. Appropriate road closure, sidewalk closure and detour signs will be placed in advance of this work.
City Manager Tony Delgado said, “The project is needed to construct a single sanitary sewer line for one of our newly established downtown businesses.” He added, “Because of the way construction was done years ago, we have a few businesses using one wastewater line. This was normal operating procedure decades ago when the plumbing was originally installed but it doesn’t facilitate the needs placed by businesses today. This project is testament to folks coming together to meet the growing demand for infrastructure improvements in our downtown.”
Crews opened the area during the week of September 4th to review the situation in anticipation of connecting the gravity fed sanitary sewer line in the limited space.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
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