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Emergency Sewer Repair Will Impact Portion of Cleveland Heights Boulevard and Three Parks Trail

LAKELAND, FL (July 25, 2019) | City of Lakeland crews will start an emergency sewer repair located behind 817 Carleton Street over the weekend. The sewer line is located behind the property adjacent to Three Parks Trail. The repair will impact the portion of Three Parks Trail between the Dog Leg Woods Dog Park parking lot and Buckingham Avenue.

Richard Ruede, Manager of Waste Water Collection said, “We have a break in the 24-inch sewer line which handles approximately five-million gallons of wastewater a day.  In order to make the repair we will be shutting down the northbound lanes of Cleveland Heights Boulevard and turning the southbound lanes into two-way traffic.  It’s unfortunate but this has to be done in order to bypass the original sewer line to make the repairs.”  He added, “A small portion of Three Parks Trail will also be shut down because there will be a lot of activity and heavy equipment in operation.”  Crews will work over the weekend setting up the bypass pipe so the break can be repaired. The bypass is expected to be completed by Monday. This will allow crews to make the repair to the 24-inch sewer line on Tuesday and then dismantle the sewer bypass on Wednesday.

Both north bound lanes on Cleveland Heights Boulevard will be closed to traffic in order to facilitate this major sewer repair. The adjacent sidewalk along the east side of Cleveland Heights Boulevard will be closed as well. Traffic control start setting up this road closure beginning this Friday, July 26th and the closure could be in place through the following week. Traffic on Cleveland Heights Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction and both directions will be re-routed to the south bound side of the roadway.  There is already a lane closure in place just to the south of this location for another project. Traffic control will make sure that the setup is compatible with the existing lane closure. The actual repair location is about 29 feet east of Cleveland Heights Boulevard but crews will need to set up the bypass pumps at the upstream manhole which is right in the middle of the two northbound travel lanes.

Map showing details of construction and impacted area on Cleveland Heights Blvd and Three Parks Trail


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.



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