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Multiple CSX Rail Crossing Upgrades to Slow Northeast Polk Traffic

Published on Feb 11, 2020

Bartow, Fla. (February 11, 2020) — Another round of CSX Transportation track upgrades underway in northeast Polk County will slow area traffic for up to two weeks. The Bay Street rail crossing in Davenport closed overnight and several more are scheduled to close this evening. As crews progress along the rail lines, other crossings will close later today, tomorrow and Thursday in Lake Alfred; and on Monday through Thursday of next week in Haines City. Bates Road in Haines City just west of U.S. 17/92 has already closed. Traffic will be detoured to bypass all work zones and resulting road closures will last two to five days at each of the following crossings noted with the scheduled starting date. Schedule is subject to change without advance notice from CSX or its contractor.



Lake Alfred:

Haines City:

Bay Street (Closed)

Lynchburg Road (2/11)

Bates Road (Closed)

West Magnolia Street (2/11)

N. Buena Vista Drive (2/12)

Delbert Collins Road (2/17)

Lem Carnes Road (2/11)

N. Nekoma Avenue (2/12)

Kentucky Street (2/17)

Bargain Barn Road (2/11)

Lake Alfred Road (2/12)

Fletcher Fish Camp Road (217)

Osceola Polk Line Road (2/17)

Experiment Station Road (2/13)

Haines Court (2/19)

N. Dakota Avenue (2/13)

Charles Street (2/19

N. Lake Shore Way (2/13)

Old Haines City-Lake Alfred Road (2/17)


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 series of closures by CSX. However, due to longstanding statutory agreements, CSX has considerable authority to close roads crossing their railway lines. Travel delays are expected. Motorists are advised to observe signs detouring traffic and to add time to trips through these areas. Polk County recognizes these upgrades are necessary and will make for better and safer driving conditions when the work is completed. Anyone wanting to report a public road rail crossing issue or complaint should call CSX Transportation at 1-800-232-0144 or email them at