LAKELAND, FL (January 12, 2022) – On Thursday, January 20th starting at 8 a.m., a contractor working for the City of Lakeland Wastewater Collection Division will be completing work to repair a sewer main on Chiles Street. Unfortunately, the original contractor was unable to complete the repair in November 2021. A new contractor will be onsite using a different technology designed to be more flexible. The contractor will be working on the sewer repair non-stop until the work is completed and estimates the repair will be finished Friday, January 21st.
The area where work will be done is adjacent to the Main Library and the Polk Museum of Art off Lake Morton. This repair is planned to be completed by accessing the sewer main through existing manholes with no excavation, using materials that cure in place through heat and pressure. Chiles Street will be closed to through traffic between Lake Morton Drive and Michigan Avenue. Local traffic will be able to still access Chiles Street apart from the immediate work area. Appropriate traffic control and detour signage will be in place, with both Palmetto Street and Vistabula Street as detour options.