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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.


Orange Cup Regatta Boat Race on Lake Hollingsworth, March 7, 2015

The Orange Cup Regatta Boat Race will occur Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 at Lake Hollingsworth.  Setup will occur on Friday, March 6th.  Starting Friday, the parking lot area of Lake Hollingsworth adjacent to the Yacht Club will be CLOSED for race activity and no parking will be permitted.  On Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 6:00pm, there will be partial road closures/lane shifts on Lake Hollingsworth Drive from Cleveland Heights Bl to just east of Buckingham.  There will also be heavy traffic on Buckingham from competitors traveling to and from their equipment being stored a short distance away.   


If you are not attending the event as a spectator or competitor, you may consider finding an alternate route to avoid potential delays.  Parking for the event can be found at other locations around Lake Hollingsworth to view the races.

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.

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Commercial Recycling Service is here!
If you are a commercial customer with in our City of Lakeland service area, you may now participate in our recycling program.   Please contact our billing office for information at (863) 834-8276.