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Public Notice: Portion Of Florida Avenue Will Close For Sewer Repair

WHO:              City of Lakeland Wastewater Crews

WHAT:             Street Closure
Sanitary Sewer Repair
Starting Tuesday, March 7th at 7 p.m.
Florida Avenue between Main Street and the CSX railroad tracks


LAKELAND, FL (March 6, 2023) - The City of Lakeland Wastewater Collection Division will need to repair a broken sewer lateral that is underneath Florida Avenue (SR 37) between Main Street and the CSX railroad tracks. The work is scheduled to now begin on Tuesday, March 7th around 7 p.m. and will continue until completion. Crews will remove the failed portion and replace it with a section of new pipe as part of the construction. Per revision plans with input from the Florida Department of Transportation who oversees traffic movement on Florida Avenue (SR 37), the emergency sewer repair will require a full closure instead of the lane shift that was originally planned. The full closure will increase safety for the work crews and provide a more efficient environment for the repair.  The 24 hour per day closure is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th and will go until completion. Repair crews anticipate that the full closure will allow for an earlier completion. Barring any unforeseen complications, the work should be completed by the end of the business week. The full closure of Florida Avenue will require a detour for through vehicular traffic from Florida Avenue using George Jenkins Boulevard, Sikes Boulevard, and Lime Street to route traffic around the work zone. Local traffic (non-through) will be able to access businesses adjacent to the work zone but will not be able to go through the work area. The sidewalk on the east side of Florida Avenue between Main Street and Pine Street will be closed. Pedestrian traffic will be routed across the street to the sidewalk on the west side of Florida 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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