PK AVENUE / LAKE LENA STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS

The Pilaklakaha (PK) Avenue / Lake Lena Stormwater Improvements project will provide for stormwater runoff to minimize flooding along PK Avenue and reduce the nutrients that flow into Lake Lena. It will also include new landscaping, street lighting, a multi-modal trail, and reduce the lanes of traffic from four (4) to two (2). Tucker Paving of Winter Haven has been selected as the contractor for the project, which is being constructed in three (3) phases beginning at the intersection of Ramsgate Blvd. continuing to the intersection of W. Park Street.

Please view the links below for traffic detours and other important information about the project.

NEW! PHASE III DETOUR MAP

FDOT DETOUR MAP

PHASE III LOCAL DETOUR MAP

PK Avenue has served as a major transportation artery into downtown Auburndale for over 70 years. Much of the development along PK Avenue has occurred since its construction, which did not provide for stormwater runoff or treatment before discharging into both Lake Lena and Lake Ariana. Recently, the water quality conditions of Lake Lena have degraded significantly. So much so, that both the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have identified Lake Lena as impaired by excess nutrients. The City of Auburndale is also concerned with the frequent flooding of both PK Avenue and adjacent residential properties that have been witnessed to flood with less than just 1 inch of rainfall. Due to these concerns the City has identified the PK Avenue drainage basin as one of the City’s highest priorities and stormwater improvement areas.

The PK Avenue / Lake Lena Stormwater Improvements project is a joint partnership between the City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) and Southwest Florida Water Management District (“SWFWMD”). The project benefits include nutrient load reductions, increased infiltration of surface water runoff, improved flood protection level of service, development of a multi-modal transportation corridor, and improvements to the roadway streetscape.

Questions may be directed to:

Public Works Department

863-965-5511 or jdickson@auburndalefl.com