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Multiple CSX Railroad Upgrades to Slow Mulberry Area Traffic Next Week

Published on Feb 7, 2020

Bartow, Fla. (February 7, 2020) — Scheduled track upgrades by CSX Transportation will slow traffic in and around Mulberry starting Tuesday as work progresses northerly along rail lines from Mosaic’s Barcola Road area phosphate facilities to downtown Mulberry. Progressive closures will last one to five days at each of the following rail crossings

  • Barcola Road
  • Bonnie Mine Road
  • Cozart Road
  • Kingsford Circle
  • SE 3rd Street
  • W. Badcock Blvd.
  • NW 2nd Street
  • NW 5th Street
  • NW 7th Street


The Polk County Board of County Commissioners and County Manager’s Office regret the late public notice and the disruption motorists can expect from this round of successive closures by CSX. However, due to longstanding statutory agreements, CSX has considerable authority to close roads crossing their railway lines. Travel delays are anticipated as traffic will be detoured to bypass work zones. Motorists are advised to observe signs redirecting traffic and to add time to trips through these areas. Polk County recognizes these repairs are necessary and will make for better and safer driving conditions when completed.

Anyone wanting to report a public road rail crossing issue or complaint should call CSX at 1-800-232-0144 or email them at