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Polk County Seeks Public Feedback at Meeting on the Proposed One-Way Conversion of North Chestnut Road in Lakeland


Published on Jan 17, 2020


Polk County (January 17, 2020) – The Polk County Roads & Drainage Division is hosting a public information meeting Tuesday night, January 21, 2020 at the Trinity Life Church of God located at 1942 West Memorial Boulevard from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The county is seeking input from residents and property owners on the proposed conversion of North Chestnut Road from the current two-way roadway to a one-way northbound road with an eight-foot wide southbound asphalt multi-use path separated by a two-foot wide concrete traffic separator. The conversion is a community investment priority intended to enhance pedestrian safety, particularly for students in the area that attend Kathleen High School.

After introductory remarks and a brief project overview, participants can view related exhibits and ask questions of county staff and consulting engineers. Public feedback is strongly encouraged and comment forms will be provided. A two-week comment period ends February 4, 2020. For more information or to submit comments, contact Bill Skelton at the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2230.

The project limits for the proposed North Chestnut Road one-way conversion are from US 92 (New Tampa Hwy.) to SR 546 (W. Memorial Blvd.).

Persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Polk County Communications Office no later than four days prior to the meeting at (863) 534-6090, TDD (863) 534-7777 or 1-800-955-8771, Voice Impaired 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.