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Richard Lilyquist, P.E., Director of Public Works
Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works

Contact our office via email or call us at (863) 834-6040, weekdays from 8am to 5pm.

Our administrative offices are located at City Hall in downtown Lakeland.City Hall

Send written inquiries to:
Public Works Director's Office
City Hall
228 S. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

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Public Works Department

The City of Lakeland's Public Works Department consists of seven divisions and 264 full-time employees. These seven divisions include Engineering, Construction & Maintenance, Traffic Operations & Parking Services, Lakes & Stormwater, Facilities Maintenance, Fleet Management and Solid Waste. The fiscal year 2015 budget for the Public Works Department is $61.2 million. This Department also oversees a capital improvement plan budget of $21.5 million.


Floodzone Map

Use this site to check your Polk County address for impacts by the proposed flood zone changes.


 This project will begin April 6, 2015.

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Stabilization Project is Underway: Will Include Aquatic Plants and Upland Plant Species

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Construction & Maintenance City Projects
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Lire Wire Shoreline Improvements

The City of Lakeland is planning to plant aquatic plants along an area of the northwest shoreline of Lake Wire as part of a long-term lake management project, which will be overseen by the Lakes & Stormwater Division.  Approximately 300 linear feet of shoreline will be planted with native aquatic vegetation.  The project is being completed in an effort to provide more diverse habitat and enhance the water quality of the lake. 


A low profile fence will be installed in April 2015 along the shoreline directly in front of the planting area to prevent disturbance of the plants until they are fully established (approximately 6 months).  The planting activities will occur in May/June 2015. 

APWA Project of the Year: Lake Beulah Trail!
2014 Engineer of the Year

Congratulations to Robert Chen, P.E., for being awarded 2014 Engineer of the Year!  Robert is pictured with our Assistant Public Works Director to the left, Greg James, and our Director to the right, Rick Lilyquist.

Commercial Recycling Service is Available
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