Pedestrian refuge island and concrete ‘road diet’ barricades also mentioned in PCSO crash report.
Commissioner Samuel Simmons dissented in the 4-1 vote, saying opponents’ arguments were compelling.
Planners say three lanes and wide sidewalks in Dixieland will improve safety and economic development opportunities.
City commissioners have asked their staff to draft a resolution supporting the three-lane option.
The South Florida Avenue road diet is shoving traffic into nearby neighborhoods, residents said Monday night.
Ten alternative lane alignments for South Florida Avenue in Dixieland are outlined in a new report.
People can tell the city of Lakeland and the Florida Department of Transportation what they want to see done on South Florida Avenue between downtown and Dixieland in a June survey followed by a public forum at the RP Funding Center.
The number of accidents along South Florida Avenue in Dixieland has decreased from a high of 15 during the first month of the one-year road diet there, a Florida Department of Transportation engineer told Lakeland city commissioners Monday. But Steven Davis Jr. said he’s hoping to see more improvement.
The one-year test of the South Florida Avenue road diet in Dixieland doesn’t officially start until this fall, but travel is already down to three lanes.
Work to prepare South Florida Avenue for a lane reduction in Dixieland gets under way on Monday, city officials said today. A one-year test of the “road diet” doesn’t start until fall, but construction will begin Monday and is expected to take up to six months, city Transportation and Development Manager Chuck Barmby said.