New Canada Road has been planned since the early 1990’s in Lakeland. New Canada Road will include a new route west of the exisiting Canada Road. The exact route is currently being determined.
Shelby County Mayor Wharton proposed a Shelby County/City of Lakeland Partnership to develop New Canada Road in a “Context Sensitive” design.
New Canada Road will be partially funded by federal funding. Estimated completed date is:
-Final alignment of New Canada Road: 2007
-Road Design (construction plans): Started either in 2007 or 2008
-Acquisition of easement etc. (2008)
-Construction of road: Construction schedule depends on the road design and the acquisition of easement.
STATUS: Design funding has been approved.