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East Main & Ingraham Intersection Art Project Gets A Makeover



Lakeland, FL (January 2, 2018) | The faded color scheme at the intersection art project located at E. Main Street and Ingraham Avenue will be replaced with a vibrant much more durable paint on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The intersection makeover project will start at 5 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 3 p.m.

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!

Alis Drumgo, CRA Project Manager said, “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 and public art are a creative way to help neighborhoods foster a sense of identity and community pride.”

Road Closure and Detour Information

The City will temporarily close the intersection at E. Main Street and Ingraham Avenue beginning at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning, January 13th and will reopen the intersection at approximately 3 p.m. the same day. Detours will be clearly marked. For more information about the road closure, please contact Angelo Rao, Traffic Operations and Parking Services Manager at Angelo.Rao@lakelandgov.net or 863.834.3492.

Contact

Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
863.834.6264
kevin.cook@lakelandgov.net


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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