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FDOT Will Soon be Replacing Underground Drain System On US98 at Sleepy Hill

LAKELAND, FL (October 22, 2020) | The Florida Department of Transportation will be replacing underground drainage on US 98 at Sleepy Hill Road in Polk County. Work is expected to begin on Monday, November 9th, and is anticipated to be completed prior to Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction zone and expect delays.

Project improvements include:

  • Installation of new underground drainage
  • Replacement of existing sidewalk and curb
  • Replace pavement where new drainage is Installed

Lane Closures

Motorists are advised that the two northbound outside lanes will be closed for the duration of the improvements. The sidewalk will be closed on the east side of US 98. Pedestrians must cross US 98 at Sleepy Hill Road and Foxwood Boulevard/Carpenters Way to use the sidewalk on the west side of US 98 during this work.

Construction again is slated to start Monday, November 9th, and the expected completion is by Thanksgiving, weather permitting. The project cost is estimated at $200,000 and the work is being done by Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.  For more information on this project, please contact Brian Rick, Communications Specialist with the Florida Department of Transportation at 863.519.2828 and through email at Brian.Rick@dot.state.fl.us.


Brian Rick
Communications Specialist
Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of 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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