Site work continues on Summit Consulting’s new eight-story, 135,000-square-foot building located at 117 N. Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Lakeland.

The developer has contracted with a local engineering firm (Madrid Engineering) to develop a plan to monitor and protect the Lake Mirror Loggia and Promenade during construction. As the development team continues to excavate the site, they will begin preparing for the installation of the foundation support columns. These loadbearing stone columns push crushed rock into the ground to assist in supporting the building.

To accommodate the planned construction activity, the contractor will be closing two northbound turn lanes (one right and one left) and one single right southbound turn lane on Massachusetts Avenue.

Starting on Friday, June 5, north and southbound traffic on Massachusetts Avenue between East Main Street and Cedar Street will be reduced to two lanes. This section of the road will remain altered to just one northbound and one southbound lane throughout the 18-month duration of the project.

Road striping and low-profile barriers that will define the changes in the approved traffic plan will be installed Thursday, June 4.