The City of Lakeland’s 2010-11 Capital Improvement Program includes roadway improvements along Carpenters Way between Corporate Avenue and Wedgewood Estates Blvd. The project scope includes pavement widening to provide two (2) twelve foot travel lanes, improved drainage features with stabilized shoulders, landscaping and a new asphalt roadway surface. A new concrete span bridge will be installed at the western end of the project replacing the existing narrow culvert bridge and a continuous sidewalk will be constructed along the north side of Carpenters Way linking the US 98 retail/transit corridor with the Carpenters Home Estates and Without Walls Church.
Temporary road closures and traffic detours will be implemented during construction starting September 20th. Carpenters Way traffic will be detoured via Wedgewood Estates Blvd and Corporate Avenue and this route will be appropriately signed (including portable message boards) to minimize delays and inconvenience to motorists. Local access will be maintained at all times to Carpenters Home Estates, Estates at Carpenters and Without Walls Church. Construction is expected to be completed within six (6) months. Please contact the Public Works Department at 834-6001 if there are any concerns during construction.