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City Embarks on Major Road Repair Project


Last updated 4/8/2019 at 12:50pm

The City of Lake Wales has undertaken an aggressive program to spend about $500,000 per year to repair roads throughout the city. A large portion of the funding was freed up when the City Commission adopted a new stormwater fee in February.

Work began March 25 on 13 city streets and Phase one should be completed within about three weeks, according to Assistant City Manager James Slaton.

Slaton said within six years the city should have repaired 50 percent of its roads. The city is working with Pavement Management Group, a Tampa consulting firm that inspected all local roads to identify the...

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