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Projects Currently in Progress

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  • Dakeman Road – Hallam Drive to Dakemand Road

    Beginning the week of October 7th, City of Lakeland crews will begin a storm water collection system enhancement project at the southwest corner of Hallam Drive & Dakeman Road. This project will take approximately a month to complete and will have daily road closures. Motorist can expect minor traffic delays and should use alternate routes between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Kentucky Avenue Closure between Orange Street and Lemon Street

    LAKELAND, FL (April 9, 2019) - Construction will soon start on the 824 space Heritage Parking Garage. This public/private project will be built on the existing private surface parking lot adjacent the Heritage Plaza Building located at 225 East Lemon Street.  Jason Willey, Business Development Manager for the City of Lakeland said, “Downtown visitors may notice that we are currently doing some utility work that has a few spaces on Kentucky Avenue closed.  This work will soon transition into more complicated site work in preparation for the Heritage Parking Garage construction.”  He added, “To accommodate the construction schedule, the contractor will be closing Kentucky Avenue between Orange Street and Lemon Street as of May 1, 2019. This section on the road will remain closed throughout the duration of the project.”  The project is slated to be completed December 31, 2019.

    The Heritage Parking Garage is a unique project that has four entities paying for the garage. Each entity will retain ownership of the parking spaces, paying a pro-rated share of the construction and development costs, depending on the number of spaces they own.  The City of Lakeland is purchasing 399 spaces, Lakeland Regional Health Systems is purchasing 125 spaces, MidFlorida Credit Union is purchasing 175 spaces and Heritage Plaza owner BKP Five LLC is purchasing 125 spaces. The cost for the garage is approximately $11 million, or $15,736.77 per space. The City of Lakeland’s responsibility is $6.3 million.

    City Manager Tony Delgado said, “The City is setting aside 20 to 30 spaces for daily downtown visitors but during weekend and after regular business hours all of the City’s allotted 399 spaces can be used by those visiting downtown.”

    Contact

    Kevin Cook
    Director of Communications
    863.834.6264
    kevin.cook@lakelandgov.net

  • Lake Beulah Shoreline Improvement

    LAKE BEULAH SHORELINE IMPROVEMENT
    SHORELINE EROSION RESTORATION AND STABILIZATION PROJECT USING DREDGESOX TECHNOLOGY

    The City of Lakeland will begin work to restore approximately 240 linear feet of eroded shoreline on the south side of Lake Beulah.  The project is a continuation of an ongoing shoreline improvement plan for Lake Beulah. The restoration and stabilization project will include the use of Dredgesox technology.  Dredgesox liners will installed along the eroded shoreline; filled with organic sediment dredged from the lake bottom; and then covered with sod.  The result is a natural looking shoreline that will be protected from future erosion.  The project is scheduled to begin in August 2019 and is currently ongoing. 

    The eroded shoreline area is adjacent to a multi-use path that is frequently used by citizens.

    Please contact the Lakes & Stormwater Division at (863) 834-3300 for any questions or concerns.

  • Lake Beulah Drive & West Main Street

    Beginning October 21st, City of Lakeland crews will begin construction of a cul-de-sac at the end of Lake Beulah Drive, just north of West Orange Street. This project is expected to take approximately three months to complete and motorists are advised to use alternate routes when available.  

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Lake Hunter Stormwater Treatment Project

    LAKE HUNTER STORMWATER TREATMENT PROJECT

    PROJECT WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF STORMWATER TREATMENT PONDS AND A LITTER CONTROL DEVICE 

    As part of the City of Lakeland’s ongoing efforts to improve water quality in Lake Hunter, the City will begin a project to construct a stormwater management and treatment facility that will assist with nutrient reduction in stormwater discharges to Lake Hunter. Lake Hunter has been identified as a priority waterbody with a regulatory Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reduction requirement for total nitrogen and total phosphorous.

    Larsen Grading & Paving has been retained to complete the construction of the stormwater treatment project at a cost not to exceed $1,133,506, and the City will provide the construction materials at a cost of $335,000. Funding for the project in the amount of $1,468.506 is provided in the Stormwater Utility Capital Improvement Fund (CIP), although a significant portion of the expenditures will be reimbursed at the end of the project. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) awarded the City of Lakeland a 50% matching Cooperative Funding Initiative (CFI) Grant for project costs up to $1,053,980. At the completion of the project SWFWMD will reimburse the City of Lakeland $526,990. The project will begin June 24, 2019, and is expected to be completed in approximately six (6) months.

    The Lake Hunter project includes construction of two (2) stormwater treatment ponds on the north side of Sikes Boulevard between Hartsell Avenue and Lime Street. Several existing wetland areas, recently transferred to the City of Lakeland by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will be restored. Existing stormwater retention ponds will be deepened to provide additional storage and enhance nutrient load removal for stormwater. Pollution control devices will be installed to aid in removing sediment, litter and floatable trash, and additional nutrients from stormwater before it enters the lake.

    The location was chosen to maximize use of available property; improve hydration, habitat and function of existing wetlands; enhance litter capture and removal, and obtain nutrient load reduction of previously untreated stormwater prior to its discharge to Lake Hunter.

    A boardwalk is also proposed, with connectivity to the Sikes Boulevard sidewalk and the RP Funding Center. This amenity will provide recreational opportunities and observation areas for public benefit.

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    Please contact the Lakes & Stormwater Division at (863) 834-3300 for any questions or concerns.

  • Lake Morton Shoreline Improvements

    LAKE MORTON SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS

    SHORELINE EROSION RESTORATION AND STABILIZATION PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF DREDGESOX TECHNOLOGY AND PLANTING OF NATIVE AQUATIC PLANTS

    The City of Lakeland will begin a shoreline restoration and stabilization project to repair and stabilize approximately 300 linear feet of eroded shoreline along the north side of Lake Morton.  The repair will include the utilization of DredgeSox technology.  DredgeSox liners will be installed along the eroded shoreline; filled with clean fill material, and then covered with sod.  A second phase of the stabilization project will include planting of native aquatic plants along the project area. Subsequently, low-profile fencing will be installed around the planting zone, and remain in place for approximately one year to allow for successful plant establishment.  The aquatic plants dually act as both a natural shoreline stabilizer by aiding in the prevention of future erosion with the added benefit of water quality improvement in the lake by the uptake of excess nutrients.

    The project is scheduled to begin late May 2019 and is currently ongoing. 

    Please contact the Lakes & Stormwater Division at (863) 834-3300 for any questions or concerns.

     

  • Lake Parker Multi Use Path Construction

    LAKELAND, FL (October 11, 2019) | A new 10-foot wide multi-use path along the west shore of West Lake Parker Drive will feature a walking history lesson. The City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is working in partnership with the Polk County School Board to support student artwork featured in permanent installations around the City. A one mile stretch of multi-use path will feature a themed history of the City of Lakeland arranged in decades as interpreted through the talents of students who attend area Polk County Schools. Construction on the multi-use path is scheduled to start on November 4th and is estimated to be completed April 2020. The northbound lane on Lake Parker Drive will be closed for the duration of the construction project.  During construction, northbound traffic will use the center lane that is currently designated for turning.

    The 10-foot wide multi-use path construction will replace the existing five-foot wide sidewalk.  The new path will stretch from Bella Vista Street to Bon Air Street connecting to an existing multi-use path on the west shore of Lake Parker that ends at Bella Vista Street.  Once this portion is complete, there will be a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the west shore of Lake Parker that stretches from Memorial Boulevard to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium and Lake Parker Park. The current project budget is set at $820,000 funded through the Lakeland CRA.  The 10-foot wide multi-use path is part of the master plan that was introduced as the West Lake Parker Drive / Lakeshore Drive Bicycle Facility and Lakefront Enhancement Report introduced in 2016. The report outlined four alternatives for a bicycle facility, as well as identifying improvement opportunities of other amenities to complement the vision along this segment of the Lake‐to‐Lake Bicycle and Greenway Pedestrian Connector.  View the 2016 study here.

    The history inspired artwork along the multi-use path will have approximately 150 art tiles measuring 12 inches X 12 inches.  Each tile will have its own vibrant artwork and there will be several much larger panels that will showcase student artwork that differentiates the historical significance of each decade. Alis Drumgo, CRA Manager said, “The goal is to create a vibrant space along the lakefront path that helps tell the history of our community through the eyes of our talented young people.  This is a great collaborative project done in conjunction with the Polk County School Board and I can’t wait to see the completed project.”  He added, “The multi-use path is part of the City’s larger multi-module plans to increase bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The following Polk County Schools are contributing their talent to the artwork on the multi-use path:

    • Highland City Elementary
    • Highlands Grove Elementary
    • Jesse Keen Elementary
    • Spessard Holland Elementary
    • Lakeland Senior High School
    • George Jenkins High School
    • Rochelle School of the Arts
    • Lake Gibson Senior
    • Lake Gibson Middle
    • Lake Region High School

     

  • South Lincoln Avenue Sidewalk - West Edgewood Drive to West Beacon Road

    Beginning the week of September 23rd, City of Lakeland crews will be starting a sidewalk enhancement project on South Lincoln Avenue from Dove Ridge Drive to West Beacon Road. There will be daily road closures between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm for the duration of this project, as a result, motorist are asked to use alternate routes when available.  This project is expected to take a three months to complete weather permitting.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2020

    A list of roads scheduled to be paved during the fiscal year will be coming soon.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

Upcoming Projects

  • County Line Road at US 92 Improvements

    This project will increase the capacity of the intersection of County Line Road and US 92 by adding a northbound right turn lane and adding pavement for a future second northbound left turn lane. The full median opening at County Line Road and Old Tampa Highway will also be closed making Old Tampa Highway a right-in-right-out connection.

    The City’s engineering consultant, DRMP, is designing the project with construction anticipated to begin in Spring 2020.  Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

       US 92 and County Line Road Improvements

  • Five Points Intersection Improvements

    The project is in the planning stages right now and will hold public meetings for input and discussion on April 17, 2019 & April 24, 2019. The wait time on the signal is the highest complaint from users of the intersection. The project will try to energize the area and provide improved business and resident access through this area. This is part of a Community Redevelopment Agency plan to energize Lake Beulah by providing parking along the street; increasing pedestrian and bike safety and access; Improve vehicular access; and plan connectivity to the RP Funding Center and Bonnet Springs Park for bikes/pedestrians/vehicles. Construction is not anticipated until FY20 or FY21.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Lakeland Park Drive Connector

    A new roadway is planned to connect Carpenters Way with Lakeland Park Drive. This new connector road will provide two travel lanes, a 10’ wide shared-use path, street lighting, and a new intersection with Carpenters Way, which will be located between Interstate 4 and the Carpenters Way historic arch.

    The City’s engineering consultant, CivilSurv Design Group, Inc., has completed construction plans for the project and all permits have been obtained. City staff is underway with purchasing the required land for the project. Construction is funded and is anticipated to start Summer 2020.

    Lakeland Park Drive Connector Project area

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, at 863.834.6040. You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

     

  • Main Street Pathways

    The project consists of Design, Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) of a 10-foot-wide shared use path on the south side of Main Street between Interlachen Parkway and Longfellow Boulevard. The project also includes some minor drainage improvements at Lake Bonny Drive and Dixie Place. Funding for Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection will be funded by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP) CFDA: 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction funds.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Massachusetts-Parker Intersection Improvements

    The project is in the planning stages and is evaluating options for better multi-modal access through this intersection for events. This is part of a Community Redevelopment Agency area plan to continue economic growth and redevelopment along the Massachusetts Avenue Corridor. Safety is the highest priority for this intersection. Depending on outcomes with public meetings on concepts, construction could begin in FY19 or FY20.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • North Wabash Avenue

    On August 22, 2018, the Lakeland City Commission agreed to enter into a Joint Project Agreement with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners for the North Wabash Avenue Extension project. Polk County has prepared construction plans for improvements to Wabash Avenue from Crutchfield Road to 10th Street. Lakeland has agreed to include the County’s construction plans with its construction bid for Wabash Avenue between 10th Street and Fairbanks Street. This will allow both projects to be built by a single contractor and will reduce the construction duration as well as the cost. The County will be responsible for all expenses related to its project.

    This 0.85-mile project will provide a two-lane roadway, 6’ wide sidewalks on both sides of the street, street lighting, a new railroad crossing, stormwater drainage system, and an improved intersection at 10th Street with the addition of a new traffic signal.

    The City and County’s engineering consultant, AECOM, has completed construction plans for the project and all permits have been received. The City is underway with purchasing the required land for the project. Construction is funded and is anticipated to start by Winter 2020.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, via email or telephone at 863.834.6040.  You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakdlandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

  • Providence Road Corridor

    This project is in the planning stages but will move to design for the northern segment between Griffin Road and Providence Reserve. The project puts forward drainage improvements and off-street path improvements along the corridor. Additionally, the project includes a three lane section along Providence Road with the potential for raised planter medians, raised crosswalks, and raised intersections to slow speeds along this corridor. The whole corridor from Kathleen to Griffin will be evaluated and discussed in public meetings. Construction for the northern phase could occur as early as late FY19 or FY20 depending on outcomes of public meetings.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • South Wabash Avenue Extension

    This project begins at the intersection of Harden Boulevard at Beaker Boulevard and extends north to the intersection of Wabash Avenue at Ariana Street. It includes connections to Lakeside Village Shopping Center, Village Center Drive, Grasslands Boulevard, and Faye Street.  The project is currently under design, which is scheduled to be complete in 2019.  Right of Way acquisition is funded in FY 2020.  Construction is currently unfunded.   Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Three Parks Trail

    The project consists of Design, Construction and CEI of a 10-foot wide shared use path along New Jersey Road from South of Turtle Rock Drive to Glendale Street. Funding for Design, Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection will be funded by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP) CFDA: 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction funds.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • US 92 at Wabash Avenue Intersection

    The City’s engineering consultant, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc., has completed 90% construction plans for the project. Construction is funded and is anticipated to start by Summer 2020. 

    The U.S. 92 at Wabash Avenue intersection project will enhance this intersection by constructing an additional eastbound left-turn lane. Eastbound traffic will now have dual left-turn lanes, dual thru-lanes, and a right-turn lane. The signalization for the intersection will also be re-constructed.  A public hearing was held on March 28, 2019.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, via email or telephone at 863.834.8440. You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

Recently Completed Projects

  • Edgewood Drive Underground Vault Cleaning

    In September 2019, city crews cleaned the drainage vaults under Edgewood Drive between South Florida Avenue and Cleveland Heights.  This cleaning is done annually in the overnight hours to reduce traffic impact.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Lemon Street and Main Street Bridge

    In October 2019, a contractor working for the City of Lakeland, sealed the expansion joints on Lemon Street and Main Street bridges over Sikes Boulevard.  The work was performed at night to reduce traffic impact.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • New York Cycle Track

    This project has converted the southbound travel lane of New York Avenue from Lime Street to Main Street into a two-way bicycle facility and included streetscape improvements. The project is part of an overall strategy to enhance the west side of Downtown Lakeland and create a more inviting bicycle and pedestrian environment between the Lakeland Center and Munn Park Historic District.  Funding for construction was provided through a Federal LAP grant.

    Construction of this project started on November 19, 2018, with completion in July 2019.  

  • Sidewalk (Curb) Ramp Updates

    City of Lakeland Crews completed ADA Ramps at these intersections to comply with the 2010 American Disabilities Acts Guidelines from October 2018 through September 2019.

    • W Orange Street & N Missouri Avenue
    • E Orange Street & Iowa Avenue
    • E Orange Street & S Indiana Avenue
    • E Orange Street & S Lake Avenue
    • E Orange Street & Ingraham Avenue
    • Carpenters Way and Heather Point Drive
    • Granada Street from Lakeland Hills Boulevard to East Bella Vista Street
    • Griffin Road and North Florida Avenue
    • Old Highway 37 from South Parkway Frontage Road to East Alamo Drive
    • East Edgewood Drive from New Jersey Road to Troy Avenue
    • East Highland Drive from Polk Avenue to South Florida Avenue
    • New Jersey Road (from Glendale Street to Waterford Drive)  

    Sidewalk ramps are updated preceding a street resurfacing project.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

     

  • Sidewalk Updates

    City of Lakeland crews completed sidewalk repairs or enhancements on the following roads from October 2019 through September 2020:

    • City crews completed a sidewalk enhancement project on North Kentucky Avenue from East Parker Street to Tennessee Avenue in October 2019.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Street Resurfacing

    The following areas were resurfaced from October 2018 through September 2019.   

    • The downtown city block, from North of Pine Street to George Jenkins Boulevard between Massachusetts Avenue and North Florida Avenue
    • Granada Street from Bella Vista Street to Lakeland Hills Boulevard 
    • West Lake Parker Drive from 1st Street to Bella Vista Street
    • Old Road 37, from Alamo Drive to the Polk Parkway Frontage Road  

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Traffic Calming Updates

    As a result of safety concerns, traffic calming was installed at the following locations from October 2018 through September 2019.   

    • Contractors for the City constructed traffic calming humps on Crawford Street between Martin L King Jr Avenue and Amos Avenue. 
    • City crews completed the installation of traffic calming humps on Tyler Avenue between East Main Street and East Lime Street.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.