Lake Morton Drive Resurfacing to Start Feb. 18

Lake Morton Drive will not be closed during a resurfacing project that begins Feb. 18 and is set to end Feb. 28. City Director of Communications Kevin Cook said in a news release that the road will remain open with lane closures so drivers should expect delays.

In addition to resurfacing, the city will install two rapid flashing beacon systems at the crossings near Louise Place and Chiles Street. The latter crossing may be moved south 20′-50′ to improve drainage.

Other changes include the removal of the left turn lane on Lake Morton Drive turning onto East Palmetto Street, the two existing westbound lanes on East Palmetto will be converted to one westbound lane, and “ladder-type crosswalks” with red brick herring bone contrasts will be installed on Lake Morton Drive.

Crosswalk Example City of Lakeland