The North Wabash Avenue Extension project, funded by Transportation Impact Fees, will connect Wabash Avenue (north of Tenth Street) with Fairbanks Street at the Bella Vista Street intersection. The project will also include improvements to the existing portion of Wabash Avenue from Tenth Street north to the current terminus at FiberTek’s property boundary. This project will be one segment of an ultimate north-south route from I-4 (south of SR 539/Kathleen Road interchange) to Harden Boulevard, just south of the Polk Parkway. The North Wabash Extension is a cost-affordable improvement in the Polk Transportation Planning Organization’s 2035 Mobility Vision Plan and is included in the Lakeland Comprehensive Plan 2010-2020.
The City of Lakeland has contracted with URS Corporation Southern (URS) to develop an alignment study. The Alignment Study will take approximately nine (9) months to complete. The objective of the Study is to determine an extension for North Wabash Avenue that minimizes impacts and costs as necessary to satisfy the project goals and objectives. The Study will address the identification, development and evaluation of potential transportation improvements within the project limits with the intent of improving corridor mobility, capacity, traffic circulation and safety.
URS has been underway with collecting traffic data, survey information, and geotechnical data since the beginning of April 2013. The Project Team held the first public workshop on September 5, 2013 at the Trinity Church of God.
For information regarding this study, you make contact:
Greg James (City of Lakeland) at (863)834-8440 or Robert Julius (URS) at (863) 519-9504
Updated: August 1, 2013