Main Street Realignment

City of Lakeland
Lakeland, FL
$4.58 M
Civil site design, Stormwater Design, Surveying Services,

Chastain-Skillman (CS) provided engineering design services for the re-alignment of Main Street on the north side of Lake Mirror.  This re-alignment moved the street to the north, creating room for the completion of a new park section and the final leg of the promenade, which now completely encircles Lake Mirror.  The City’s Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments had oversight responsibilities on this project.  Additional related projects which will be completed in a domino effect, are the In-Town Bypass Park & Ride Lot, and the Massachusetts Avenue Streetscape.  These projects were combined by the City into one construction contract in order to achieve greater cost efficiency.

A new stormwater system was also constructed to improve the water quality of Lake Mirror, as stormwater runoff was discharging directly into the lake.  The re-alignment project included closing Main Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Iowa Avenue and between Mirror Street and Lake Avenue.  Parallel parking spaces were added along the north side of Lake Mirror.  Streetscaping, historic lighting, and the construction of Main Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Lake Parker Avenue are all part of the total project package.  The final promenade construction along Main Street connects several existing parks encircling the lake, making it the crown jewel of the City’s already amazing park system.