Western Segment of Polk Parkway Impacted with Resurfacing Project
LAKELAND, FL (March 5, 2020) | Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has begun a resurfacing and roadside improvement project along the Polk Parkway/SR 570. The project consists of resurfacing an eight-mile segment of the Polk Parkway from Interstate 4 to the Western Toll Plaza (between Lakeland Highlands and Florida Avenue exits).
This project will resurface an eight-mile section of Polk Parkway (see attached map) as well as replace bridge joints, install guardrails and make improvements to signals, lighting, signage, drainage and pavement markings. Nearby residents and businesses may experience periodic construction noise, vibration and possibly some dust during the construction project.
Travel lane closures and detours will take place during off-peak hours to minimize traffic congestion and delays for most drivers. Closures will be announced in advance through Florida’s Turnpike Central and West Central Florida Weekly Lane Closures and Work Zone Advisory (floridasturnpike.com/construction.html).
The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the project cost is approximately $13.5 million and is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2021.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population of 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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