South Florida Ave (SR 37) Corridor Study & Master Plan
South Florida Avenue Plan

February 2017 Project Update

The public is invited to the presentation of the South Florida Avenue (SR 37) Corridor Study and Master Plan on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Polk Museum of Art, Kent Harrison Auditorium, 800 E. Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801. Open House beings at 6:00 p.m.  A presentation will be provided at 6:30 p.m. View the Presentation Flyer

Community engagement and coordination, in May, included the South Florida Avenue Weeklong Public Design Workshop and Studio beginning with the Collaborative Vision and Design Workshop and concluding with the Work-in-Progress Presentation.

The initial design strategies presented at the Work-in-Progress Presentation were based upon public input and on-site observations of the project team including planners, engineers, economists, and architects.

Multiple options for South Florida Avenue including but not limited to number of vehicle travel lanes and width of vehicle travel lanes are being analyzed using detailed transportation modeling to better understand the impacts of various potential options. Such impacts may include additional congestion and delays, impacts to transit service, and vehicular trips diverted into adjacent neighborhoods. The impacts may also include an improved business environment, enhanced aesthetics, and increased safety for all users of the corridor.

The benefits and challenges of all options will be presented to local stakeholders and the City for consideration.

The decision to pursue any planning concepts and design options will be decided by the City of Lakeland and its community partners. The Corridor Study will provide the City with data, facts, and feasible options to improve safety and improve the corridor for travelers, residents and businesses.

View the Project Update Flyer (PDF)

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