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Corridor Study & Master Plan for South Florida Avenue (State Road 37):
Presentation Scheduled

Bartow, FL (February 21, 2017) - At the request of the City of Lakeland, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One, in partnership with the Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), have studied ways to improve mobility, safety, quality of life, and economic vitality along the South Florida Avenue (SR 37) corridor between Ariana Street and Pine Street in Lakeland.  

A Corridor Study and Master Plan has been developed through community engagement, with coordination from the City of Lakeland, Polk County Transportation Planning Organization, Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Lake Morton and Dixieland Neighborhood Associations as well as other community and business partners.

Open House

The public is invited to the open house and presentation of the Corridor Study and Master Plan on Thursday, February 23, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Polk Museum of Art, Kent Harrison Auditorium, 800 E. Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Study, please visit   

For More Information

For further information about this effort, please contact Laura Herrscher, Intermodal Systems Development Administrator, FDOT by email at or by calling (863) 519-2379.


FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley at (863) 519-2573 or by email to at least three (3) days prior to the meeting.

Road Work at East Edgewood Drive and South Florida Ave Begins March 21st!

On Monday, March 21 at 11:00 p.m. contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin milling East Edgewood Drive from South Florida Avenue going east towards Troy Avenue. Work is expected to take 5 hours to complete.

On Tuesday, March 22, City of Lakeland Crews will be constructing a concrete median along E Edgewood Dr. beginning at 8:00 a.m. This work is planned to take a week to complete weather permitting.

On Monday, March 28, contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin paving the roadway at 8:00 a.m. Delays again are expected. This work is expected to take 8 hours to complete.

Roads will remain open during the process; however delays are likely. Residents are asked to look for alternate routes and if traveling the work zone please use caution.