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Wastewater Project Nearing Completion - Kentucky Avenue Schedule to Reopen to Traffic by Wednesday Morning

LAKELAND, FL (September 18, 2018) – The 100 Block of South Kentucky Avenue was closed on Monday, September 17th for a waste water construction project.  Both lanes on South Kentucky Avenue were closed to traffic between Main Street and Lemon Street along with a section of sidewalk on the westside of South Kentucky Avenue.  The closure was originally scheduled to last through Friday, September 21st.  Crews have been working diligently to complete the project and there is GREAT NEWS!  City crews and contract asphalt crews are finishing the street work today with landscaping and streetscape crews coming in immediately to complete their portion of the work.  Kentucky Avenue will reopen to traffic by the morning of Wednesday, September 19th.  

City Manager Tony Delgado said, “We had to open the street to install a single sanitary sewer line for one of our newly established downtown businesses because the original plumbing installed decades ago didn’t meet the needs placed by businesses today.”  He added, “The good news is that Waste Water crews have completed the sewer installation and now our Public Works Department is putting the street back together so business can return to normal by tomorrow morning (Wednesday).”


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications

About Lakeland

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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