• Drainage Repairs to Close Lake Ariana Blvd. in Auburndale for 10 Days

    Bartow, Fla. (September 19, 2019) — Polk County will close Lake Ariana Blvd. on Monday morning for 10 days to replace a failing drainage pipe beneath the roadway just south of Bishop Street near the Auburndale municipal beach park. Traffic will be detoured onto County Road 655 (Berkley Road) via Denton Avenue and Dixie Highway to bypass the work zone. Minor travel delays are expected. Motorists...

  • Polk Emergency Management Mitigation Strategy Meeting

    BARTOW, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2019) – A Local Mitigation Strategy group meeting, which is open to the public will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 1890 Jim Keene Blvd. in Winter Haven.

    The county is in the process of preparing a five-year update to the Polk County Local Mitigation Strategy. The five-year update to the LMS will reflect changes in development,...

  • County Road 640 (Pinecrest Road) Closing for CSX Crossing Upgrade

    Bartow, Fla. (September 13, 2019) — Starting Tuesday, repairs by CSX Transportation will close County Road 640 (Pinecrest Road) for four days at the rail crossing between Anderson Road and the New Wales Road entry to Mosaic’s phosphate facility southwest of Mulberry. To bypass the work zone, westbound through traffic along County Road 640 will detour northerly at State Road 37 in Polk County to...

  • Sewer Repairs to Close Imperialakes Neighborhood Intersection

    Bartow, Fla. (September 12, 2019) — A Polk County Utilities project to repair a failing sewer pipe will close the intersection of Heather Glynn Drive and Misty Lake Drive just west of Cross Fox Drive in the Phase One neighborhood of Imperialakes for up to two months starting Saturday. While the intersection will be closed to traffic, access will be maintained to homesites adjoining the...

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