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Projects Currently in Progress - Advisories and delays are posted in WAZE for those using the app.

  • Ariana Street & South Dakota Avenue Pedestrian Enhancement Project

    Beginning June 24, 2019 City of Lakeland Crews will start a pedestrian enhancement project in front of Dixieland Elementary School. The motorist can expect traffic delays and should use an alternate route if possible. This project will take approximately one month to complete weather permitting.

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

  • Brookwood Drive and Court

    On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, a contractor working for the City will resurface Brookwood Drive and Brookwood Court.  The street will remain open to traffic however some delays should be expected.  The work should take two days to complete.  There will be personnel to assist with traffic control.  City staff will be on site to answer any questions.

    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 Hunter Drive Resurfacing

    Beginning On Monday, July 29, 2019, Lake Hunter Drive will be milled and resurfaced.  The project should be complete in seven (7) days weather permitting.  During the project there will be traffic control with temporary lane closures.  Motorists can expect minor traffic delays and are advised to use alternate routes.  City staff will be on site to answer any questions.

    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.

    -END-

    CONTACT: Laurie Smith, Manager, Lakes & Stormwater, 863.834.6276, Social Media @lakelandgov

  • 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 will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. 

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

     

  • 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.  Streetscape is also included as part of the project.  It 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 projected for July 2019.  For the Construction phase, Ron Laubach, P.E. is the Project Manager and may also be reached at 863.834.6031.

  • North Kentucky Avenue Sidewalk

    Beginning in July 2019 City of Lakeland crews will starting a sidewalk enhancement project on North Kentucky Avenue from East Parker Street to Tennessee Avenue.  Motorists can expect minor traffic delays and advised to use alternate routes when possible.  This project is expected to take a few months to complete coinciding with the Yard On The Mass redevelopment project.   

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

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2019
  • Wedgewood Estates Boulevard & Fenton Lane

    Beginning July 8, 2019 City crews will install a left turn lane from Wedgewood Estates Boulevard into Douglas Cook Park.  Motorists should use alternate routes when available and can expect traffic delays due to intermittent lane shifts and flagging operations.  This project is expected to take one month to complete.

    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.

       County Line Road at US 92 Project Area Map

  • 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 Fall 2019.

    Plans showing location of new road north of Interstate 4

    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 Winter 2019. 

    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

  • East Highland Drive Drainage Work

    City crews completed a storm water drainage enhancement project behind the residences of 1111 E Highland Drive. This drainage enhancement project was necessary to ensure proper drainage for surrounding neighborhoods during rain events.  This project was completed December 2018.

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

  • Carpenters Way Resurfacing

    In June 2019 contractors completed a resurfacing of Carpenters Way from North Florida Avenue to Wedgewood Estates.  

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

     

  • Derbyshire Avenue Brick Street Restoration

    City of Lakeland Crews completed a brick street restoration project on Derbyshire Avenue in July 2019. This restoration project began at Edgewood Drive and ended at Lake Hollingsworth Drive. 

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

     

  • East Main and Ingraham Intersection Art Project Makeover

    East Main and Ingraham Intersection Art Project Gets A Makeover

    Lakeland, FL – The faded color scheme at the intersection art project located at E. Main Street and Ingraham Avenue has been replaced with a vibrant much more durable paint.   The intersection makeover project occurred on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

    Angelo Rao, Manager of Traffic Operations and Parking Services said, “Our plan is to have the intersection painted by hand using rollers.  A clear coat will then be applied to reduce fading and it will help protect the paint from tire marks.”  He added, “The new paint may not match the existing colors exactly but they will be very similar and the finished project will look great.  I want to thank Steven Mitchell and his team at Angco Striping for donating their services at no charge to the City!

    The Lakeland CRA originally spearheaded the intersection project two years ago as a way to introduce additional art in public spaces and to support the identity of the East Main District.

    Street murals are a creative way to help neighborhoods foster a sense of identity and community pride.

    For more information, please contact Angelo Rao, Traffic Operations and Parking Services Manager at Angelo.rao@lakelandgov.net or (863) 834-3492.

  • South Florida Avenue - FDOT Intelligent Transportation System Project

    FDOT has constructing an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to warn drivers when a train is crossing ahead of their path and offer drivers an alternate route around the closed crossing affecting South Florida Avenue traffic.   This project work began in January 2019 and will be complete in Summer of 2019.

    For questions, contact Sandra Mancil, Community Outreach (FDOT), at 863.519.4116 or Brian Rick, Communications Specialist (FDOT), at 863.519.2828.

  • Griffin Road & North Florida Avenue Drainage Repair

    City of Lakeland Crews completed a repair to the storm water collection system at this intersection.  

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

  • Kentucky Avenue Treebox

    Sunday, March 3, 2019, city crews removed and treebox in front of Mitchell’s Coffee Shop on Kentucky Avenue.  A different type of tree will be planted in the future.  The previous trees roots were entangled in water pipes and caused constant issues for businesses connected to them.

    Tree roots entangled with water lines under sidewalkKentucky Ave Sidewalk Repaired

     

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

  • Lake Mirror Shoreline Improvements

    The City of Lakeland completed a shoreline restoration and stabilization project to repair and stabilize approximately 220 linear feet of severely eroded shoreline along the northeast side of Lake Mirror.  The repair included the utilization of DredgeSox technology.  The DredgeSox liners were installed and then filled by dredging organic lake bottom sediment to repair and restore the eroded shoreline.  Sod was then planted over the DredgeSox material.  A second phase of the stabilization project includes the planting of native aquatic plants along the project area. The aquatic plants act as a natural shoreline stabilizer that will help prevent future erosion, as well as provide the benefit of improving water quality in the lake by the uptake of excess nutrients.

    The project began mid May 2019 and was completed by May 28, 2019.

    -END-

    CONTACT: Laurie Smith, Manager, Lakes & Stormwater, 863.834.6276, Social Media @lakelandgov

  • Lake Morton Drive and E Palmetto Street Resurfacing

    City of Lakeland crews completed resurfacing Lake Morton Drive February 2019.  

    The project included two Rectangular Reflective Flashing Beacon (RRFB) systems installed at the crossing near Louise Place and the crossing near Chiles Street (this crossing may be moved about 20-50 feet to the south to improve drainage).

    A number of traffic improvements are being completed during the project including the removal of the left turn lane on Lake Morton Drive turning onto East Palmetto Street.  A new “double-yellow center line” will be installed at this location.  The Lake-to-Lake connector on Johnson Avenue will get an enhancement because the two existing westbound lanes on East Palmetto will be converted to one westbound lane with five-foot-wide eastbound and westbound bicycle lanes connecting Palmetto to Johnson Avenue. 

    ladder crosswalk with herring bone brick (from Google Maps)Rao said, “We will also be installing the ladder type crosswalks on Lake Morton Drive designed with red brick herring bone contrasts.  This will not only be very attractive but the crosswalks will stand out, ultimately enhancing safety through aesthetically pleasing design.” See attached photo for example of crosswalk design and attached map for improvement details.

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

  • Lake Parker Aquatic Vegetation Harvesting

    LAKE PARKER AQUATIC VEGETATION HARVESTING PROJECT TO REMOVE INVASIVE HYACINTH AND OVERGROWN SPATTERDOCK

    The City of Lakeland completed an aquatic plant harvesting project for invasive water hyacinth and overgrown spatterdock in the southwest cove of Lake Parker.  Water hyacinth is a floating, invasive aquatic plant that grows very rapidly and can crowd out beneficial native plants if not managed.  Excessive stands of spatterdock have also become overgrown and are crowding out other beneficial native species that are required to provide habitat diversity in the lake. 

    Polk County Natural Resources Department under its contract with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission had recently applied herbicide to the aquatic vegetation that was be removed during this project.  Mechanically removing the treated vegetation using an aquatic harvesting boat prevents unmanageable floating tussocks that could impede navigation and disrupt habitat, as well as prevents the decaying plants from sinking to the bottom of the lake resulting in excess nutrients that contribute to water quality issues.  Texas Aquatic Harvesting Inc. utilized a mechanical in-lake aquatic plant harvester and shore conveyor to remove the aquatic vegetation from Lake Parker. The City then disposed of the aquatic vegetation at the BS Ranch and Farm in Polk County.

    Harvesting activities began late March 2019 and were complete by May 24, 2019.   

    CONTACT: Laurie Smith, Manager, Lakes & Stormwater, 863.834.6276, Social Media @lakelandgov

  • Lake Parker Drive Resurfacing

    Contractors working for the City completed resurfacing of West Lake Parker Drive from 1st Street to Bella Vista Street.

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

  • Old Road 37 Resurfacing

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland completed the resurfacing Old Road 37, from Alamo Drive to the Polk Parkway Frontage Road in June 2019.  

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

  • 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 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 2019:

    • Sidewalk enhancement project on East Orange Street from South Florida Avenue to Tennessee Avenue in June 2019. 
    • City crews removed a tree stump and repaired the sidewalk on Rose Street just east of Lake Avenue.
    • City crews completed repairs for damaged sidewalk along Commerce Point Drive December 2018.
    • City crews completed construction of a new sidewalk on the west side of Kettles Avenue from Memorial Boulevard to 10th Street.  This pedestrian enhancement project took 6 months to complete.  
    • City crews completed a sidewalk enhancement project on East Garden Street from Lakeland Hills Boulevard to West Lake Parker Drive.

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

  • Sleepy Hill Road and Terra Largo Boulevard Drainage Work

    City of Lakeland Crews completed a repair to the storm water collection system at this intersection in April 2019. 

    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.

  • West Lake Parker & East Garden Street Intersection & Closure

    The week of July 8, 2019, City of Lakeland crews installed a brick pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of East Garden Street and West Lake Parker. 

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