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Public Notice: Five Points Roundabout Construction Will Soon Start

LAKELAND, FL (October 13, 2023) | The Five Points Roundabout construction project will start on October 23, 2023.  The intersection at West Main Street, West Lemon Street and Sloan Avenue will be temporarily closed while the signalized intersection is converted to a single lane roundabout. The $2.2 Million project funded by the City of Lakeland will take approximately nine-months to complete.  The work is being done by Gibbs & Register, a company that specializes in complex construction projects. 

Ryan Lazenby, Civil Engineer Manager said, “The primary reason for the project is to increase intersection capacity and specifically to eliminate vehicles from backing into George Jenkins Boulevard (SR 600) when waiting at the intersection traffic signal.  Once completed the roundabout will reduce intersection delays, improve safety, and serve as a gateway feature to the Downtown West area.”

Studies show that roundabouts offer significant safety enhancements and typically result in 90% fewer fatalities and 75% fewer injuries when compared to signalized intersections.  The roundabout will reduce long-term maintenance costs because electric power for signal operations and signal equipment will be eliminated at the intersection once the project is completed.

Nearby business will remain open during construction and a signed detour route will be in place during all phases of the project to least impact traffic. The contractor has also placed electronic message boards near the project site to provide advance notice to local traffic.





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 115 years ago. 

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