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Polk County: New York Avenue Pedestrian Crossing Design

District Office
L.K. Nandam
District One Secretary

801 N. Broadway Avenue Bartow, FL 33830-3809

Tel: 863-519-2362
Fax: 863-534-7265
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Additional Contacts
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Welcome

Welcome to the website for the New York Avenue Pedestrian Crossing Design in Polk County. From May 2015 through April 2019, a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study was completed to study bicycle and pedestrian access improvements at the intersections of the CSX Railroad with Kentucky Avenue and New York Avenue in the City of Lakeland within Polk County. In a collaborative effort between the City of Lakeland and FDOT, these two locations were recommended to improve access at the Kentucky Avenue and New York Avenue railroad grade crossings as a result of the Polk Rail Study (completed in 2014). Because of lack of project need, community impacts, and lack of public and agency support, the No-Build Alternative was recommended for the Kentucky Avenue crossing location. An overpass bridge with switchback ramps was the Recommended Alternative for the New York Avenue crossing location. The Class of Action for the New York Avenue Pedestrian Overpass is a Non-Major State Action which will be completed during the Design phase. 

With the PD&E phase complete, the next project phase, known as Design, began in June 2019. It is during the Design phase when project details are finalized, resulting in a final set of construction documents and permits are obtained.

The project location is shown on the following project location map.

This website contains information related to the Design phase, includes project documents and provides for public involvement opportunities and contact information. The website will serve as the central information resource for the project. Documents, meeting announcements and other information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back regularly.

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Project At-A-Glance

Link to Downtown Lakeland Pedestrian Crossing PD&E Project Location Map

District
One (Southwest Florida)

Financial Project ID
436656-1-32-01

Start Date
June 2019

Est. Completion Date
August 2022

Consultant
Jacobs Engineering

Project Manager
Roxann Lake
(863) 519-2990
Roxann.Lake@dot.state.fl.us