City News Blog


This is the official blog of the City of Lakeland, Florida. Check back frequently to stay up to date with all that going on in our beautiful city!

Message updated Thursday June 2nd, 2016

Main Street
City crews will be re-constructing drive way aprons due to the resurfaceing on Main Street between Interlachen and Lake Bonny Drive. No delays are inticipated however motorist are ask to use caution.

Lakeside Village Estates
City crews will be installing a new storm pipe on Linc Lane between Cassandra Lane and Elizabeth Lane in Lakeside Hills Estates. Linc Lane will be closed during construction. Motorist are advised to avoid this area if possible.

Contact Michael Whigham at 834-3300 with questions and continue to check this number (834-ROAD) for updated information.

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The City of Lakeland Public Works Construction and Maintenance Division wants you to be safe. Speeding through the work zones puts our workers and you at risk.  The workers may be your family, friends, or neighbors, so please slow down.

City to Live Stream Graduation Ceremonies Held at The Lakeland Center

Beginning on Friday, June 3, The City of Lakeland will be televising all Polk County high school graduations, being held at The Lakeland Center, this year. The coverage will be the same as seen by attendees in the Jenkins Arena.

The graduations will be viewable on line at, (look for LGN Live Streaming) and locally in Polk County, on Bright House Networks cable channel 643 and Verizon FiOS channel 43.

Mulberry Senior: Friday, June 3 @ 4:00 PM
George Jenkins Senior: Friday, June 3 @ 7:30 PM
Lakeland Senior: Saturday, June 4 @ 11:00 AM
Lake Region Senior: Saturday, June 4 @ 5:00 PM
Ridge Community Senior: Sunday, June 5 @ 3:00 PM
Bartow Senior/IB/Summerlin: Monday, June 6 @ 5:00 PM
Kathleen Senior: Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:00 PM
Haines City Senior/IB: Tuesday, June 7 @ 7:30 PM
Tenoroc Senior: Wednesday, June 8 @ 4:00 PM
Lake Gibson Senior: Wednesday, June 8 @ 7:30 PM



Lakeland PAL Youth receives $25,000 from the George W Jenkins fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation for their 2016 Teen Mentoring Summer Program.

AMAZING! Thank you for investing in our youth!

Milling and Resurfacing of Portion of E Main Street Begins on Monday, May 16th

Contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin milling of the roadway along East Main Street from West Lake Bonny Drive to Longfellow Boulevard on May 16th 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Milling is expected to take 2 days weather permitting. Roadways will remain open; however, delays are expected.

Paving of same section of roadway will begin on May 23rd and is also expected to take 2 days to complete weather permitting.

For questions please contact Troy McCain Pavement Management Coordinator at (863) 834-3303.