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Public Notice: Sanitary Sewer Repair Will Impact Portion of Sylvester Road

WHO:              City of Lakeland Wastewater Crews

WHAT:             Sanitary sewer repair

WHEN:             Project will start August 28, 2023

WHERE:           Intersection of Sylvester Road and Sylvester Court/Richmond Road

WHY:               Permanent repair of sanitary sewer line


LAKELAND, FL (August 22, 2023) - The City of Lakeland Wastewater Collection Division will perform a sewer repair at the intersection of Sylvester Road and Sylvester Court/Richmond Road.

A hole started to form in the roadway at this location and City crews have temporarily isolated the issue and made a short-term repair.  A complete repair to permanently fix the issue will start the morning of Monday, August 28, 2023, and the project will continue until completion.  The construction area will be closed to all through traffic for the duration of the repair.

David Bayhan, Director of Water Utilities said, “The exact nature of what needs to be done is not known at this time but will be determined once the area is excavated. Unfortunately, we will not know exactly how long the repair will take until we dig the area up and survey what needs to be done.”

Access to residences adjacent to the intersection will be maintained, along with access to Sylvester Court. However, no through traffic will be permitted through the intersection during the project.  East bound vehicular traffic approaching the impacted intersection on Sylvester Road will be detoured to Fredricksburg Avenue to HWY 98.  Approaching traffic from the opposite direction on Hwy 98 that would have turned to go west bound on Sylvester Road be routed to Fredricksburg Avenue.



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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