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Sewer Rehab Work Notification in Downtown Lakeland Begins May 11th

Map of sewer work in Downtown Lakeland beginning May 11, 2021

LAKELAND, FL (May 10, 2021) | Beginning Tuesday night, May 11, 2021, a contractor for the City of Lakeland Wastewater Collection Division is scheduled to begin the first of three phases of work associated with the rehabilitation of a number of existing sewer lines in the downtown area.

The first phase of work is anticipated to take 5-7 working nights to complete (May 15-17). This work is also anticipated to be “no-dig” work, accessing the sewer through existing manholes. However, there will be lane closures and detours in place for the duration of the project, with each lane closure/detour set up corresponding to the specific segment being worked on. Lane closures will not begin prior to 7 p.m. each night, and all lanes will be reopened by 6:00 a.m. each morning.

Once the first phase of work is complete, two following phases will also occur in order to complete the rehabilitation of these sewer mains. These phases will occur over the next few months, with additional details provided as they become available.

In the map pictured, please note that only one or two street segments will have active work going on at any given time. 


Sean Russ
Engineering Tech II - Water
City of Lakeland

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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