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Eloise Loop Road Closed to Through Traffic for Another Six Weeks

Published on Aug 11, 2021

Bartow, Fla. (August 11, 2021) — A water, wastewater and fiber-optic utility installation project by the City of Winter Haven will keep Eloise Loop Road closed to through traffic for another six weeks. The City’s contractor is extending the schedule for the mile-long, two-phase underground bore until the end of September due to encountering unexpected clay-laden soils and specialized equipment delivery delays. Clay soils create boring and support problems for underground pipes. Closing Eloise Loop Road was needed because oversized equipment required to make the deep bores extends into the roadway creating safety concerns for workers and traffic alike.

During the closure, local residential access will be maintained along Eloise Loop Road. All through traffic should detour along Rifle Range Road and Eagle Lake Loop Road. Motorists can expect travel delays and commuters should add extra time to trips through the area, particularly during peak morning and evening hours. For more details, contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200.