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Polk TPO to Host Complete Streets Stakeholder Meeting
The Polk TPO has prioritized funding to improve mobility on eight corridors. These corridors will be enhanced using a “complete streets” approach to increase safety and encourage increased multi-modal activity and vitality.

Complete streets enhancements will benefit the entire community by making the area more attractive for businesses and improving the quality of life. Corridors being targeted for complete streets improvements include:
• Massachusetts Avenue/Lakeland Hills Boulevard,
• Wabash Avenue,
• Highland Street/Greenwood Street,
• Combee Road/SR 659

Improvements you might see on a complete streets corridor include:
• Enhanced Sidewalks and Sidewalk Connectivity
• Bicycle Lanes
• Safety Improvements at Intersections
• Safety Improvements Along the Roadway
• Landscaping
• Aesthetic Street Lighting

Please plan to attend the stakeholder outreach meeting to guide the selection of corridor enhancements.

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Lakeland PD Community Room
219 N. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland

For additional information contact:
Xiomara Meeks 863.534.6486

PUBLIC MEETING:  North Wabash Avenue Extension Alignment Study
From 10th Street to Fairbanks Street

The City of Lakeland is holding a Public Hearing regarding the North Wabash Avenue Extension Alignment Study in Lakeland, Florida. The study is evaluating an extension of North Wabash Avenue from 10th Street to Fairbanks Street, a distance of approximately 0.75 miles. This project is shown in the Polk Transportation Planning Organization’s Cost Feasible Plan through construction.     

The Public Hearing will be held Monday, March 17, 2014 at Lakeland City Hall in the City Commission Chambers located on the 3rd Floor of City Hall, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801. City staff and representatives from the study team will be available to present the findings and recommendations of the study. The Hearing is part of the scheduled City Commission meeting which begins at 9:00 a.m.

Oral comments will be received at the Public Hearing and all comments will become part of the project’s public record.   

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact: Study Team Project Manager Mr. Marty Peate, at 813-636-2477 or by e-mail to, at least seven (7) days prior to the workshop.

For more information concerning the project, please contact City of Lakeland Manager Mr. Greg James, at 863-834-6040, by e-mail to or follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at