Public Notice: Water Line Break Impacts George Jenkins Boulevard at Veterans Avenue
LAKELAND, FL (November 10, 2021) | Water Distribution crews are at George Jenkins Boulevard and Veterans Avenue to repair a water main break. The older concrete line failed most likely due to age. Crews are excavating the area now to get to the break. The roadway of George Jenkins Boulevard is closed from Brunnell Parkway to Sloan Avenue until further notice. Traffic operations has established a detour to help move vehicular traffic in the work zone. It is estimated the work will take several hours to complete and could go on through the night. At this time there is very minimal impact to residents but businesses in the area may be without water during the repair.
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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