Land clearing is expected to start in July on the project on the north side of Lakeland Linder Airport. The $13 million cost to prepare the site is being split between the city and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Changes planned for the intersection of Ingraham Avenue and Lake Hollingsworth Drive include a continuous-flow bike lane and elimination of one of the cross-walks across the lakeside roadway.
The company’s hangar at Lakeland Linder Airport houses roughly 100 refurbished fighter jets used to simulate enemy aircraft in training exercises for U.S. military. The founder of Warbird News talks with retired Air Force Maj.Gen. H.D. “Jake” Polumbo, who heads business development for Draken, and he shares his photographs of Draken’s jets.
Joe Tedder takes to Facebook to discuss delays at the Tax Collector’s Office on Massachusetts Avenue in Lakeland:
- The underlying cause – more volume vs. a business model that restricts hiring.
- What’s being done – an anticipated employee lot will free up customer spaces; a new appointment-only system for driver licenses will reduce waits.
- What customers can do – use online and mail options when possible; ask legislators to share more of the fees with tax collectors.
After News Channel 8 traffic reporter Leslee Lacey clocked several drivers exceeding the speed limit in a construction zone, Lakeland police cited 11 speeders in two hours.
A customs/border control office that opened Thursday will let Lakeland Linder Airport receive overseas flights with up to 20 passengers. Officials hope to begin accepting international freight next.