A water main broke at the intersection near Lakeland Regional Health’s main campus.
Starting Friday: You’ll need to take a detour if you want to go east on Crystal Lake Drive from New Jersey Road to U.S. 98. (Think: traveling to Grove Park shopping center from the Lake Hollingsworth area.) Look for detour signs. A westbound lane will remain open. The closure is expected to remain in effect until December. More
The team of planners, architects and economists hired by the state DOT to reimagine South Florida Avenue presented renderings Friday night illustrating some of their ideas for redevelopment in Dixieland and downtown. See a few of the images below and videos covering almost all of the nearly-two-hour presentation. More
In the future, South Florida Avenue through Dixieland and much of downtown Lakeland will have fewer (but wider) traffic lanes, less truck traffic, shadier sidewalks with more room for walkers, and there may even be some on-street parking. That seemed to be the common vision of area residents, business owners and planners who came together today to reimagine the busy transportation corridor. More