WHO: City of Lakeland Wastewater Collections
WHAT: Sewer Repair
WHY: Failing pipes
WHEN: Project will start Saturday, November 5th – estimated to take two weeks
WHERE: Lakeland Square Mall Access Road
ATTACHED: Map detailing area of construction
LAKELAND, FL (November 3, 2022) – The Water Utilities Wastewater Collection Division will repair and replace a failing sewer main that crosses the Lakeland Square Mall Access Road between the Chili’s Restaurant and the Rooms-To-Go store on US Highway 98 North. Older clay and cast-iron pipe will be replaced with PVC. Crews are unable to determine the exact issue at this time because the remote camera can’t get through the failed pipe.
Wastewater crews anticipate the repair will take up to two weeks to complete because of the depth of the sewer main and the construction area has adjacent utilities that may be impacted. Closure of the Lakeland Square Mall Access Road will begin Saturday, November 5th at 6:00 a.m. and will continue as a 24 hour per day closure until completion. During the project, motorists will need to access the Lakeland Square Mall from one of the other mall entrances. Access to the businesses adjacent to the closure will still be available from the mall side, but just not directly from US Highway 98. Road closure and detour signs will be in place to notify motorist. This is an emergency repair with funding allocated from contingency funds.