Plans to reconstruct Fletcher Trace from Davies Plantation to Highway 64 are complete, with final construction plans for bidding the project to be completed in the near future. The plans are for the road to be reconstructed with “traffic calming” techniques. Bike lanes are also incorporated into the new project.
The plans are for Fletcher Trace to be resurfaced, with new curb where necessary and ramps meeting guidelines for accessibility for persons with disabilities at each intersection. Traffic calming (speed reducing) techniques include medians, several speed humps, and curb extensions to narrow the road.
Speeding on Fletcher Trace is a major problem, and we are pleased that this project is getting close to reality. The new bike lanes will also add to the dedicated bike lanes in Lakeland.
The construction time frame is unknown at this time, depending on funding, but it is expected that construction will begin in 2006 on at least the first phase of the project.
The plans are available at City Hall, 10001 Highway 70, for review by the public. City Hall hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.