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Projects

Projects Currently in Progress

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  • County Line Road at US 92 Improvements

    This project will increase the capacity of the intersection of County Line Road and US 92 by adding a northbound right turn lane and adding pavement for a future second northbound left turn lane. The full median opening at County Line Road and Old Tampa Highway will also be closed making Old Tampa Highway a right-in-right-out connection.

    The City’s engineering consultant, DRMP, has completed construction plans. The Lakeland City Commission has awarded a $1,570,500 construction contract to Cobb Site Development, Inc., whose office is located in Wauchula, FL.  Construction began September 6, 2021.  The project is 95% complete.  The contractor is on hold completing the work until the gas pipeline company relocates their facility.  We anticipate completion by January 2023.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, via email or telephone at 863.834.8440.  You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakdlandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

       US 92 and County Line Road Improvements

  • Drane Field Road Roundabout

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Kevin Cook
    Director of Communications
    City of Lakeland
    863/834-6264
    Social Media @lakelandgov

    ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION AT INTERSECTION OF

    DRANE FIELD ROAD AND DON EMERSON DRIVE SLATED TO START MAY 1ST

    LAKELAND, FL (April 14, 2022) - The construction for a new roundabout at the intersection of State Road 572 (Drane Field Road) and Don Emerson Drive is slated to start May 1, 2022.  The single lane roundabout is being constructed to accommodate the traffic demand at this intersection which serves as the primary access to the Lakeland Regional Airport and the Publix Super Markets corporate offices.  The completed project will include drainage, lighting, and landscape improvements within the scope of work.  

    Ryan Lazenby, Civil Engineer Manager for the City of Lakeland said, “The area around the airport continues to grow and we have been discussing this roundabout for some time. The City of Lakeland and our partners at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are eager to see the construction of this project move forward to meet the increasing demands of the roadway.  The roundabout will improve traffic operations, roadway safety, and will act as a gateway to the Lakeland Linder International Airport/Publix Super Markets corporate campus.”

    The roundabout project is located on the state highway system (SR 572) and FDOT is funding approximately $2.2 million for the construction through a Joint Participation Agreement with the City of Lakeland. The City of Lakeland is funding approximately $750,000 for design and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) phases of the project. 

    The project does include a detailed Temporary Traffic Control Plan which will maintain the existing number of lanes on SR 572 (Drane Field Road) throughout the duration of construction. Construction is in anticipated to be completed in February 2023, but the completion date may be adjusted to allow for additional weather-related delays. 

    -END-

    Drane Field Road Project Location  Drane Field Road Roundabout

  • 329 East Main Street

    Sunday September 25, 2022, City of Lakeland crews will be removing a tree and performing repairs to the sidewalk and streetscape at 329 East Main Street in front of the Terrace Hotel. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. During reconstruction, pedestrian traffic may need to be detoured. If so, there will be a marked detour route.

    Contact Mike Slaton, Supervisor of Maintenance, at (863) 834-3316 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Gilmore Avenue Stormwater Repair

    Monday, August 15, 2022 City of Lakeland crews will begin a storm water collection system repair on Gilmore Avenue between East Memorial Bl and East Parker Street.   An area of the system is causing a section of road failure. This will consist of replacing 100 feet of pipe and repairing two stormwater structures. As well as rebuilding approximately 120 feet of roadway. Sections of Gilmore Avenue will be closed to through traffic and will be open to local traffic only. Motorist can expect delays and should other routes when available. This project is expected to complete in October.

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Main Street Pathways

    This project will extend the existing shared use path from Lake Bonny Park towards the Longfellow intersection and also incorporates updating 6 bus stops as well as the traffic signalization at Longfellow and Main Street.

    The City’s Public Works Engineering department completed the construction plans.  Funding for Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) was provided by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP).  Construction is currently underway with an anticipated completion in April 2022.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2022

    A list of roads scheduled to be paved during the fiscal year is now available.  Paving Schedule

    Contact Mike Slaton, Supervisor of Maintenance, at (863) 834-3316 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • West Park Street Brick Restoration (Lincoln Avenue to Ohio Avenue)

    City of Lakeland is performing a brick street restoration project removing the asphalt from the original brick surface. There are several reasons for this restoration.  The first reason is to slow traffic speeds throughout the neighborhood.  The second is to minimize major maintenance work.  A typical asphalt road may require major maintenance work within 10 to 15 years, but properly installed brick streets may not require major maintenance work within 40 to 50 years.  Motorists can expect minor delays on West Park Street with temporary road closures during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and should use alternate routes. This project is expected to be completed in August 2022.

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

Upcoming Projects

  • Beacon Road Sidewalk

    The Public Works Department is in the design stage of a sidewalk project that consists of installation of a new sidewalk from Lincoln Avenue to Shady Avenue on the north side of the street.  The project will be constructed in Fiscal Year 2023 that begins in October of 2022.

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • Five Points Intersection Improvements

    Five Points Intersection Improvement proposes a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Lake Beulah Drive with Sloan Avenue and West Main Street.  The project will act as a gateway to Lakeland’s Downtown West area and improve access to Bonnet Springs Park.  Design is currently underway with construction currently anticipated in Summer 2022. 

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • New York Avenue ADA Compliance

    Project has been delayed until further notice.

    City of Lakeland Crews had planned to begin an ADA compliance project on January 20, 2020.  Work performed will be removing and replacing the curb ramps from First Street to Fifth Street on New York Avenue, bringing them up to the 2010 American Disabilities Act Standards. This project will take about three months to complete one it begins and can be expected to cause minor traffic delays and intermittent traffic detours.

    For questions, contact Michael Whigham, Manager of Construction & Maintenance, at 863.834.3300.

  • Providence Road Corridor

    This project is in the design stage for the northern segment between Griffin Road and Providence Reserve. The project puts forward drainage improvements and off-street path improvements along the corridor. Additionally, the project includes a three lane section along Providence Road with the potential for raised planter medians, raised crosswalks, and raised intersections to slow speeds along this corridor. The whole corridor from Kathleen to Griffin will be evaluated and discussed in public meetings. Design is anticipated to be complete in Fiscal Year 2022.  Construction Funding has not been established. 

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

  • South Wabash Avenue Extension

    This project begins at the intersection of Harden Boulevard at Beaker Boulevard and extends north to the intersection of Wabash Avenue at Ariana Street.  It includes intersections with Lakeside Village Shopping Center, Village Center Drive, Grasslands Boulevard, and Faye Street.  Construction plans and permitting are almost complete.  Right of Way acquisition is funded in FY 2020.  Construction is currently unfunded.  

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Lakeland at 863.834.8440.

  • Three Parks Trail West

    This project consists of Design, Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) of a 10-foot wide shared use path along a portion of the north side from Westover Street to Robin Road (along Cleveland Heights).   The proposed improvements also include adding a high visibility crosswalk from Westover Street to an existing five foot sidewalk along the southside that leads to Peterson Park, as well as restriping of sharrows for cyclists. This project will require the removal of the existing five-foot wide sidewalk. This shared use path completes the 3.6 mile loop of the Three Parks Trail System which began construction in 2015.  The Three Parks Trail system is a component of the City’s Lake-to-Lake Bikeway that is referenced in the Momentum 2040-long-range transportation plan listed as “Westover Trail” (page G-3).   In addition, this segment is part of a designated Proposed Pathways Corridor in the Citywide Pathways Vision Plan that is included in the Comprehensive Plan’s Transportation Element.

    Funding for Design, Construction and CEI was provided by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP). The City’s Public Works Engineering department has just finalized the construction plans.   Construction is scheduled for fiscal year 22/23. 

    Additional project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Ryan Lazenby, Manager of Engineering, City of Lakeland at 863.834.6040.

    Three Parks Trail West Location Map

Recently Completed Projects

  • Ariana Street Pedestrian Improvements

    City of Lakeland crews completed a pedestrian enhancement project including a raised crosswalk across Ariana Street between Camphor Drive and South Ohio Avenue. This project held some curb realignment including new concrete ADA ramps as well as a raised asphalt crosswalk. 

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Carpenter's Way at Interstate 4 Overpass

    Carpenters Way at Interstate 4 Overpass, (Lakeland Park Drive Connector)

     City of Lakeland, Florida (February 25, 2022) — 
    Carpenters Way is now reopen as of February 25, 2022.

    The Lakeland Park Drive Connector project is complete. Carpenter's way was closed for 3 months to construct the three-way stop at Carpenters Way and the new Lakeland Park Drive Connector.

  • Gilmore Avenue Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews completed a pedestrian enhancement project on Gilmore Avenue from East Bella Vista Street to Parkview Place.  This project consisted of new sidewalk, ADA compliant curb ramps and new driveway aprons on the west side of Gilmore Avenue. 

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Hallam Drive Pedestrian Improvements

    City of Lakeland crews completed a pedestrian enhancement and drainage improvement project. This project consisted of two new drainage inlets and two new accessible and compliant curb ramps. 

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Lakeland Park Drive Connector

    A new roadway has been constructed to connect Carpenters Way with Lakeland Park Drive. This new connector road will provides two travel lanes, a 10’ wide shared-use path, street lighting, and a new intersection with Carpenters Way, which is located between Interstate 4 and the Carpenters Way historic arch.

    The Lakeland City Commission awarded a construction contract in the amount of $6,309,598 to QGS Development, Inc., who is located in Plant City, FL.  Construction began June 2021 with completion in April of 2022.

    Lakeland Park Drive Connector Project area

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, at 863.834.8440. You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

     

  • North Crystal Lake Drive (Longfellow Blvd to Commercial Park Drive) - Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews completed a pedestrian enhancement and stormwater collection system project January 2022 that began on March 29, 2021. This project consisted of reconstructing ADA compliant curb ramps, installing controlled crosswalks on North Crystal Lake Drive, relocating drainage inlets, an addition of approximately 650 linear feet of new ADA compliant sidewalk as well as repairing broken sidewalk within the parameters of the project. 

    Contact Eric Pope, Supervisor of Construction, at (863) 834-3305 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • North Wabash Avenue Extension

    On October 5, 2020, the Lakeland City Commission awarded a $5,100,000 construction contract to Cobb Site Development, Inc. located in Wauchula, Florida.  Construction started  November 30, 2020 and was completed in April 2022.

    This 0.85-mile project provides a two-lane roadway, 6’ wide sidewalks on both sides of the street, street lighting, a new railroad crossing, stormwater drainage system, and an improved intersection at 10th Street with the addition of a new traffic signal.

    The project contact is Mr. Greg James, Project Manager, via email or telephone at 863.834.8440.  You may also follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakdlandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

    Wabash work  Wabash Avenue Road Work

  • Patten Heights Street Pedestrian Improvements

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland constructed or reconstructed ADA curb ramps and sidewalk on Patten Height Street at Lake Hollingsworth Drive. 

    Contact Mike Slaton, Supervisor of Maintenance, at (863) 834-3316 with questions and continue to check (863) 834-ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for updated information. Follow the City of Lakeland Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.