The intersection of Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Ingraham Avenue is about to get some bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements; during construction, drivers going around the lake can expect to detour around the intersection for up to 2 1/2 weeks. More
Starting in two weeks, Legacy Flights will offer three weekend day-trip flights from Lakeland to Key West. Cost is $199 for Florida residents, $299 for others. For now, it’s down in the morning and back the same evening, but overnight stays are envisioned for the future. The company is hoping to expand to other island and Southeast destinations | Check flight times
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.