Citywide Projects

The City’s project page is designed to increase transparency and communication with the community regarding major public projects. Feedback from the community is highly encouraged on all City projects, with key contact information listed on each project page. Do you have general questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Michael Manning at mmanning@lakewalesfl.gov or 863-678-4182 ext. 254.

Projects Currently in Progress

Name Outcome Start Tentative Completion
Lake Wales  Status of Lake Wales Connected Plan Near-term and Near-term to Mid-term Action Steps October 2019 Ongoing
1st Street Streetscape Design Phase   Construction Documents for rebuild of 1st Street between Central Avenue and Wiltshire Avenue focusing on narrowing travel lanes while maintaining street parking on one side of the street while adding street trees on the other February
2021
Late  
2022
Park Avenue Trail from Lake Wailes Park to Historic Downtown July
2020
January
2022
Market Plaza Conceptual Design plans to reimagine the Market Plaza area in accordance with the Lake Wales Connected plan July
2020
July      2021
NW Sidewalk Y1 Implementation  Implementation of improved sidewalk functionality and addition of street trees to Dorsett Avenue, Seaboard Ave, and parts of C Street, B Street, Seminole Ave, W Crystal Ave, and Orange Ave January
2021
October 2021
Park Avenue Streetscape Construction Documents for rebuild of Park Avenue between SR-17 (Scenic Hwy) and Wetmore St. focusing on two-way functionality and street trees March 2020 July
2021
Recreation Focusing on the analysis of existing conditions and the development of a strategic plan for future improvements
November
2020
December
2021
US 27 at SR 60  Improvements to the US 27 at SR 60 Interchange in Polk County by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) September
2020
Early
2025
YMCA Rehabilitation  Upgrades to the Lake Wales Family YMCA following the City's purchase of the facility March
2020
June
2021

Upcoming Projects

Name Outcome Start Tentative 
Completion  
Park Avenue  Streetscape
Const. Phase
Construction of Park Avenue rebuild between SR-17 (Scenic Hwy) and Wetmore St. focusing on two-way functionality and street trees November 2021 March
2023
Market Plaza 
Const. Phase
Construction of Market Plaza with emphasis on creating a pedestrian centric gathering space. November
2021
March
2023
Street Resurfacing Annual continuation of street resurfacing
TBD
TBD

Recently Completed Projects

Name                       Outcome                                                                                                                                         Start Completion
Little League 
Awning Install
Installation of shade awnings over bleachers at the Little League site November
2019
January 
2020
NW Sidewalk Improving neighborhood pedestrian mobility in accordance with the Olmsted Vision and Lake Wales Connected Plan July
2020
January
2021
Street 
Resurfacing 
FY19’20
Annual continuation of street resurfacing (FY19’20) September
2019
September
2020