LAKELAND, FL (October 18, 2022) – Starting Monday, October 24th, the City of Lakeland Water Department will be replacing an older and problematic asbestos water main with PVC pipe along the east side of Lake Hollingsworth Drive between Collins Lane and Crystal Lake Drive. The project is in in the current budget cycle at a cost of $175,000 and it will take approximately six weeks to complete.
Bill Anderson, Director of Water Utilities said, “The aging infrastructure has reached its end of life and the newer PVC piping will provide more reliable service for customers in the impacted area. This is a heavily utilized area, and we certainly apologize for the inconvenience of road closures along Lake Hollingsworth Drive but it’s necessary in order to complete the project.”
Both lanes of Lake Hollingsworth Drive will be closed to traffic between Nevada Road and Crystal Lake Drive. The Lake Hollingsworth Multi-use Path will not be impacted by the construction project. When possible, the southbound lane and the bicycle lane will be opened as construction conditions permit. Those residing in the impacted area will have clean, potable water and should not notice any difference in their water quality during the water main replacement project.
Detours will be in effect and there will be message boards in place on Lake Hollingsworth Drive notifying motorist and pedestrians about the road closure. Map depicting detours and project location is attached.