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Projects Currently in Progress

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  • Bay Street Resurfacing

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin milling Bay Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Lake Avenue on September 24, 2021. Roads will remain open, however delays are to be expected.  The following day on Saturday, September 25, 2021 contractors will begin resurfacing. This work is expected to take 2 days to complete weather permitting.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Hallam Drive & Luce Road - Pedestrian Enhancement

    Beginning Monday July 6, 2020, the City of Lakeland will begin a storm water collection system enhancement at the intersection of Hallam Drive and Luce Road. This project will include relocating drainage inlets to the south onto Luce Road.  Sidewalk construction has been completed on Lake Miriam Drive from Fairfax Drive to Luce Road and on Luce Road from Lake Miriam Drive to Dooley Lane.  The remaining sidewalk (Dooley Lane to Hallam Drive) will be completed following a Water Utilities project which will replace aging water distribution infrastructure.  Motorist can expect minor traffic delays and should use alternate routes when available. The completion date has been delayed.

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Lakeland Park Drive Connector

    A new roadway is under construction 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. The Lakeland City Commission awarded a construction contract in the amount of $6,309,598 to QGS Development, Inc., who is located in Plant City, FL.  Construction began June 2021. The contract is for 270 calendar days.

    Lakeland Park Drive Connector Project area

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, 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.

     

  • North Crystal Lake Drive (Longfellow Blvd to Commercial Park Drive) - Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews began a pedestrian enhancement and stormwater collection system project on March 29, 2021. This project consists of reconstructing ADA compliant curb ramps, installing controlled crosswalks on North Crystal Lake Drive, relocation of drainage inlets,  an addition of approximately 650 linear feet of new ADA compliant sidewalk as well as repairing broken sidewalk within the parameters of the project. Motorists can expect occasional flagging operations, minor delays and should use alternate routes when available. This project is expected to take approximately 6 months to complete weather permitting.

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • New Jersey Road (Glendale Street to Lakeside Apartments) - Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews will begin a pedestrian enhancement project on April 5, 2021. This project will consist of constructing a .36-mile-long stretch of 8-10’wide multi use trail on New Jersey Road from Glendale Street to the Lakeside Apartments. In this project, the city will be installing a new controlled crosswalk just south of Waterford Drive on New Jersey Road as well as new ADA compliant crosswalks at all side streets in the parameters of this project. Motorists can expect occasional flagging operations and minor traffic delays. This project is expected to take approximately 6 months to complete weather permitting.

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • North Wabash Avenue Extension

    On October 5, 2020, the Lakeland City Commission awarded a $5,100,000 construction contract to Cobb Site Development, Inc. located in Wauchula, Florida.  Construction started  November 30, 2020 and is scheduled to be complete in January 2022.

    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 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/lakdlandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

    Wabash Avenue Extension Progress

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2021

    A list of roads scheduled to be paved during the fiscal year is now available.  Paving Schedule

    Our brick street program is currently suspended through the 2020 calendar year.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • South Massachusetts Avenue Lanes Reduced for Summit Consulting Office Construction

    Our South Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Lakeland has been reduced to two lanes from Main Street to Cedar Street while the Summit Consulting Office is being built.   This change to traffic lanes is expected to be in place for 18 months. 

    For questions, contact Mr. Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, 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.

  • 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 provided by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP) CFDA: 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction funds.  Construction is currently underway with an anticipated completion in Summer 2021.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • US 92 at Wabash Avenue Intersection

    On September 21, 2020, the Lakeland City Commission awarded a $1,399,662 construction contract to Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc., whose home office is located in Tampa, FL. Construction is underway and is scheduled to complete late-July 2021.  

    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.

    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.

  • Wabash Avenue and 10th Street Intersection Closure

    LAKELAND, FL (May 18, 2021) – There is a road closure scheduled to begin June 14, 2021 where Wabash Avenue intersects with 10th Street. The closure will be 24-hours-per-day for approximately 150 days (5 months). The entire intersection will be closed for the duration of the work.

    This work is related to the North Wabash Avenue extension construction which is underway. The City’s road contractor, Cobb Site Development Inc., will be reconstructing the intersection of North Wabash Avenue and 10th Street as well as widening North Wabash Avenue between Crutchfield Road and 10th Street. The work will consist of utility, drainage, roadway, driveway, pedestrian, and signalization improvements as part of the new North Wabash Avenue connection to Fairbanks Street/Bella Vista Street.

    The detour for eastbound traffic on 10th Street will be routed south onto North Chestnut Road, then east on West Memorial Blvd, then north on North Brunnell Parkway, and then east on 10th Street. Westbound traffic on 10th Street will take the same detour in reverse.

    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.

  • Water Utilities Force Main Causes Road Closures - Glendale Area

    The Water Utilities department is performing work on a force main, which will cause road closures:

    Redwood Avenue - road closed at Glendale from October 5, 2020 to January 5, 2022

    For questions about this project, please contact Robby Kniss, Water Utilities Project Manager, at 863-834-8316.

  • West Lake Parker Drive Crosswalk

    City of Lakeland Crews will be constructing a new crosswalk and median around the 1600 block of West Lake Parker Drive beginning September 20, 2021. Roads will remain open, however delays, are to be expected. This work is expected to take one week to complete weather permitting.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

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, has completed construction plans. The Lakeland City Commission has awarded a $1,570,500 construction contract to Cobb Site Development, Inc., whose office is located in Wauchula, FL.  Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2021.

    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/lakdlandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

       US 92 and County Line Road Improvements

  • Five Points Intersection Improvements

    Five Points Intersection Improvement proposes a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Lake Beulah Drive with Sloan Avenue and West Main Street.  The project will act as a gateway to Lakeland’s Downtown West area and improve access to Bonnet Springs Park.  Design is currently underway with construction currently anticipated in Summer 2022. 

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • 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.  Design is complete and the contractor is currently procuring the necessary materials for signal upgrades.  Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2021.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • New York Avenue ADA Compliance

    Project has been delayed until further notice.

    City of Lakeland Crews had planned to begin an ADA compliance project on January 20, 2020.  Work performed will be removing and replacing the curb ramps from First Street to Fifth Street on New York Avenue, bringing them up to the 2010 American Disabilities Act Standards. This project will take about three months to complete one it begins and can be expected to cause minor traffic delays and intermittent traffic detours.

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

  • Providence Road Corridor

    This project is in the design stage 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. Design is anticipated to be complete in Fiscal Year 2022.  Construction Funding has not been established. 

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, 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 intersections with Lakeside Village Shopping Center, Village Center Drive, Grasslands Boulevard, and Faye Street.  Construction plans and permitting are almost complete.  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 863.834.8440.

Recently Completed Projects

  • 10th Street Sidewalk and Curb Project

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland repaired and replaced sidewalk and curb ramps along West 10th Street from Martin Luther King west to Providence Road. This work is a part of the City of Lakeland ADA action plan. This work was completed from July 2020 to September 2020.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Lake Hollingsworth Recreational Path Asphalt

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland applied an asphalt preservation treatment to the Lake Hollingsworth Recreational Path beginning August 11, 2021 August 13, 2021.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

     

  • Lake Hunter Stormwater Treatment Project

    LAKE HUNTER STORMWATER TREATMENT PROJECT

    PROJECT INCLUDED 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 completed 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 and City staff have completed the construction of the stormwater treatment project at a cost not to exceed $1,133,506, and the City provided the construction materials at a cost of $335,000. Funding for the project in the amount of $1,468.506 was provided in the Stormwater Utility Capital Improvement Fund (CIP), although a significant portion of the expenditures was 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 began in June of 2019 was completed in April 2021.

    The Lake Hunter project included 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), were restored. Existing stormwater retention ponds were deepened to provide additional storage and enhance nutrient load removal for stormwater. Pollution control devices were 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.

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

  • Lake Parker Multi Use Path Construction

    A new 10-foot wide multi-use path along the west shore of West Lake Parker Drive features a walking history lesson. The City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) worked 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 features 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 began in November of 2019 and was completed Fall of 2020. 

    The 10-foot wide multi-use path construction replaced the existing five-foot wide sidewalk.  The new path stretches 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.  This now 10-foot wide multi-use path runs 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 was $820,000 funded through the Lakeland CRA.  The 10-foot wide multi-use path was 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 following Polk County Schools contributed 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

     

    Construction of the trail is substantially complete.  However, there has been a delay with the manufacturing of a shade structure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  City staff will be meeting with residents of the Lake Parker neighborhood next week to discuss pedestrian access to the newly constructed trail.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Public Works Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Main Street Enhanced Streetscape

    The City of Lakeland Public Works Department, Construction and Maintenance Division has re-constructed streetscape along the northside of Main Street from Tennessee Avenue to Kentucky Avenue. The project extended the streetscape, created additional space for pedestrians and outdoor seating for the restaurants. The work was completed in August 2021. 

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • North Florida Avenue (West Robson Street to Carpenters Way) - Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews completed a pedestrian enhancement project on the east side of North Florida Avenue beginning at West Robson Road & stretching to Carpenters Way. This project  entailed the installation of 10 new ADA compliant curb ramps as well as approximately 2,900 linear feet of new ADA compliant sidewalk and was completed in April 2021.

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Street Resurfacing

    The following areas were resurfaced from October 2021 through September 2022.   

    • 10th Street (from Martin Luther King Jr Avenue west to Kathleen Road)

    For questions, contact Troy McCain, Pavement Coordinator, at 863.834.3303.