Street Closure Notification: Portion of S Kentucky Avenue to Close for Sewer Repair

LAKELAND, FL (December 30, 2020) | The water utility’s sewage collection department will shut down part of South Kentucky Avenue north of East Lemon Street to repair a degraded sewer service. This closure will begin next Sunday evening (January 3, 2021) at 11 p.m. and will last for the duration of the project. The project is expected to take approximately 12 hours, assuming no unforeseen circumstances. South Kentucky Avenue will be completely closed at the intersection of East Lemon Street and Service Alley south of Main Street. Adequate traffic control and detour signage will be in place to minimize disruption to pedestrians and vehicle traffic.

The map below shows the closure and the project area. If you have specific questions about the project, please contact Sean Russ, Engineer Technician for Wastewater at 863.834.6592.


Sean Russ
(Project contact)
Engineer technician, sewage
City of Lakeland

Kevin Cook
Communications director
City of Lakeland
[email protected]

About Lakeland

The city of Lakeland was founded 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 as the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and golf beaches just an hour away, Lakeland continues to benefit from its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 Corridor. The city owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest public utility in Florida, and it was one of the first to offer electricity in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.

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