Construction is proceeding on the landscaping for the Canada Road median from Highway 64 to I-40 within the next 30 days and is expected to be completed by August.
The project includes removal of the existing dirt and installation of new soil and an irrigation system and planting of a variety of native trees, plants, bushes, and flowers.
Askew Hargreaves Harcourt and Associates (A2H), a local architectural firm, completed the plans and assisted in bidding the project. Eric Bridges, Lakeland Natural Resources Director, and Philip Stuckert, Lakeland City Engineer coordinated the project and process.
The median landscaping will be a “work in progress” for several years as the plants, trees, flowers and bushes grow to their mature size.
The next phase of Canada Road is for walking and biking trails along both sides of Canada Road. The City has submitted a grant request to the Tennessee Department of Transportation for one phase of the walking/bicycling trail, which is on the east side of Canada Road from Highway 64 to Canada Trace Mobile Home Park.