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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 and is anticipated to be complete in April 2022..

    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

  • Hallam Drive & Luce Road - Pedestrian Enhancement

    Beginning Monday July 6, 2020, the City of Lakeland will begin a storm water collection system enhancement at the intersection of Hallam Drive and Luce Road. This project will include relocating drainage inlets to the south onto Luce Road.  Sidewalk construction has been completed on Lake Miriam Drive from Fairfax Drive to Luce Road and on Luce Road from Lake Miriam Drive to Dooley Lane.  The remaining sidewalk (Dooley Lane to Hallam Drive) will be completed following a Water Utilities project which will replace aging water distribution infrastructure.  Motorist can expect minor traffic delays and should use alternate routes when available. The completion date has been delayed.

    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 is under construction to connect Carpenters Way with Lakeland Park Drive. This new connector road will provide two travel lanes, a 10’ wide shared-use path, street lighting, and a new intersection with Carpenters Way, which will be located between Interstate 4 and the Carpenters Way historic arch.

    The City’s engineering consultant, CivilSurv Design Group, Inc., has completed construction plans for the project and all permits have been obtained. 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. The contract is for 270 calendar days.

    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.

     

  • 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.

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

    City of Lakeland crews began a pedestrian enhancement and stormwater collection system project on March 29, 2021. This project consists of reconstructing ADA compliant curb ramps, installing controlled crosswalks on North Crystal Lake Drive, relocation of 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. Motorists can expect occasional flagging operations, minor delays and should use alternate routes when available. This project is anticipated to by January 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.

  • New Jersey Road (Glendale Street to Lakeside Apartments) - Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews will begin a pedestrian enhancement project on April 5, 2021. This project will consist of constructing a .36-mile-long stretch of 8-10’wide multi use trail on New Jersey Road from Glendale Street to the Lakeside Apartments. In this project, the city will be installing a new controlled crosswalk just south of Waterford Drive on New Jersey Road as well as new ADA compliant crosswalks at all side streets in the parameters of this project. Motorists can expect occasional flagging operations and minor traffic delays. This project is expected to be completed in December 2021, weather permitting.

    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 is scheduled to be complete in January 2022.

    This 0.85-mile project will provide 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

  • Resurfacing Program

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland will begin resurfacing roads as part of the pavement management program. The following roads are set to begin November 8, 2021:

    Honey Drive, Cinnamon Drive (North, West and East), Honeycomb Lane, Lowery Avenue (Crystal lake to End), Howard Avenue, Golf Lane, Lone Palm Drive, Woodley Avenue, Monterey, Dakeman Road, Sandpiper Court, Devonshire, and Alamo Drive

    Beginning November 15, 2021:

    Sandpiper Court, Devonshire, Alamo Drive, Pinedale Avenue, Del Crest Place, Roscoe Avenue, Demington Street, Troy Avenue and Maplewood Avenue.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • Road Maintenance for FY 2022

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

    Our brick street program is currently suspended through the 2020 calendar year.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • South Massachusetts Avenue Lanes Reduced for Summit Consulting Office Construction

    Our South Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Lakeland has been reduced to two lanes from Main Street to Cedar Street while the Summit Consulting Office is being built.   This change to traffic lanes is expected to be in place for 18 months. 

    For questions, contact Mr. Greg James, Assistant Director of Public Works, 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/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

  • Three Parks Trail East

    The project consists of Design, Construction and CEI of a 10-foot wide shared use path along New Jersey Road from South of Turtle Rock Drive to Glendale Street. Funding for Design, Construction and Construction Engineering and Inspection will be provided by FDOT Local Agency Program (LAP) CFDA: 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction funds.  Construction is currently underway with an anticipated completion in November 2021.

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

  • Wabash Avenue and 10th Street Intersection Closure

    LAKELAND, FL (May 18, 2021) – There is a road closure scheduled to begin June 14, 2021 where Wabash Avenue intersects with 10th Street. The closure will be 24-hours-per-day for approximately 150 days (5 months). The entire intersection will be closed for the duration of the work.

    This work is related to the North Wabash Avenue extension construction which is underway. The City’s road contractor, Cobb Site Development Inc., will be reconstructing the intersection of North Wabash Avenue and 10th Street as well as widening North Wabash Avenue between Crutchfield Road and 10th Street. The work will consist of utility, drainage, roadway, driveway, pedestrian, and signalization improvements as part of the new North Wabash Avenue connection to Fairbanks Street/Bella Vista Street.

    The detour for eastbound traffic on 10th Street will be routed south onto North Chestnut Road, then east on West Memorial Blvd, then north on North Brunnell Parkway, and then east on 10th Street. Westbound traffic on 10th Street will take the same detour in reverse.

    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/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.

  • Water Utilities Force Main Causes Road Closures - Glendale Area

    The Water Utilities department is performing work on a force main, which will cause road closures:

    Redwood Avenue - road closed at Glendale from October 5, 2020 to January 5, 2022

    For questions about this project, please contact Robby Kniss, Water Utilities Project Manager, at 863-834-8316.

  • Carpenter's Way at Interstate 4 Overpass

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

     City of Lakeland, Florida (October 28, 2021) — 

    The ongoing Lakeland Park Drive Connector project is halfway through completion. On November 11th, 2021, the project contractor, QGS, will close Carpenters Way for a duration of 3 months between 11/11/2021 and 02/10/2022. Carpenters way will be closed from the north side of the I-4 overpass to the south side of the south parking lot of the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club. The closure is necessary to construct the three-way stop at Carpenters Way and the new Lakeland Park Drive Connector.

    During the Carpenters Way road closure, traffic on the north side of the I-4 overpass will be detoured north-west on Carpenters Way from the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club to US Highway 98. Traffic will then detour southbound on US Highway 98 to Griffin Road where they will detour eastbound. Traffic will then detour northbound on N. Florida Avenue to Carpenters Way, south of the I-4 overpass.

    Traffic on the south side of the I-4 overpass will be detoured south-east on Carpenters Way and southbound on N. Florida Avenue to westbound Griffin Road. Traffic will then detour northbound on US Highway 98 from Griffin Road and detour eastbound at Carpenters Way, stopping back at the Carpenters Way road closure at the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club.

    Please contact Arne Lash, Project Manager with DRMP,  at 813-613-3292 with any questions concerning the Carpenters Way road closure.

  • Ingraham Avenue and Oak Street Sewer Line Repair

    City water crews will be repairing and replacing a sewer line in the intersection of Ingraham Avenue and Oak Street.  The repair will begin November 29, 2021 and will require lane closures and detours.  More information will be provided.

    Contact Rick Reude, Manager of Wastewater Collection, at (863) 834-6569 with questions. 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

  • Lake Hollingsworth Recreational Path Asphalt

    Contractors working for the City of Lakeland applied an asphalt preservation treatment to the Lake Hollingsworth Recreational Path beginning August 11, 2021 August 13, 2021.

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

     

  • Lake Parker Multi Use Path Construction

    A new 10-foot wide multi-use path along the west shore of West Lake Parker Drive features a walking history lesson. The City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) worked in partnership with the Polk County School Board to support student artwork featured in permanent installations around the City. A one mile stretch of multi-use path features a themed history of the City of Lakeland arranged in decades as interpreted through the talents of students who attend area Polk County Schools. Construction on the multi-use path began in November of 2019 and was completed Fall of 2020. 

    The 10-foot wide multi-use path construction replaced the existing five-foot wide sidewalk.  The new path stretches from Bella Vista Street to Bon Air Street connecting to an existing multi-use path on the west shore of Lake Parker that ends at Bella Vista Street.  This now 10-foot wide multi-use path runs along the west shore of Lake Parker that stretches from Memorial Boulevard to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium and Lake Parker Park. The current project budget was $820,000 funded through the Lakeland CRA.  The 10-foot wide multi-use path was part of the master plan that was introduced as the West Lake Parker Drive / Lakeshore Drive Bicycle Facility and Lakefront Enhancement Report introduced in 2016. The report outlined four alternatives for a bicycle facility, as well as identifying improvement opportunities of other amenities to complement the vision along this segment of the Lake‐to‐Lake Bicycle and Greenway Pedestrian Connector.  View the 2016 study here.

    The following Polk County Schools contributed their talent to the artwork on the multi-use path:

    • Highland City Elementary
    • Highlands Grove Elementary
    • Jesse Keen Elementary
    • Spessard Holland Elementary
    • Lakeland Senior High School
    • George Jenkins High School
    • Rochelle School of the Arts
    • Lake Gibson Senior
    • Lake Gibson Middle
    • Lake Region High School

     

    Construction of the trail is substantially complete.  However, there has been a delay with the manufacturing of a shade structure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  City staff will be meeting with residents of the Lake Parker neighborhood next week to discuss pedestrian access to the newly constructed trail.

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

  • Main Street Enhanced Streetscape

    The City of Lakeland Public Works Department, Construction and Maintenance Division has re-constructed streetscape along the northside of Main Street from Tennessee Avenue to Kentucky Avenue. The project extended the streetscape, created additional space for pedestrians and outdoor seating for the restaurants. The work was completed in August 2021. 

    If you have any questions please contact Troy McCain, Pavement Management Coordinator, at 863.834.3303 and continue to check 863.834.ROAD (7623) for updated information. Please visit http://www.lakelandgov.net for any updated information or you can follow the City of Lakeland’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Lakelandgov.

  • North Florida Avenue (West Robson Street to Carpenters Way) - Pedestrian Enhancement

    City of Lakeland crews completed a pedestrian enhancement project on the east side of North Florida Avenue beginning at West Robson Road & stretching to Carpenters Way. This project entailed the installation of 10 new ADA compliant curb ramps as well as approximately 2,900 linear feet of new ADA compliant sidewalk and was completed in April 2021.

    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.

  • US 92 at Wabash Avenue Intersection

    On September 21, 2020, the Lakeland City Commission awarded a $1,399,662 construction contract to Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc., whose home office is located in Tampa, FL. Construction was completed in August 2021.  

    The U.S. 92 at Wabash Avenue intersection project constructed an additional eastbound left-turn lane. Eastbound traffic will now have dual left-turn lanes, dual thru-lanes, and a right-turn lane. The signalization for the intersection was also re-constructed.

    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/lakelandgov where project-related information on this and other projects will be posted periodically.