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Ongoing Drainage Project Closes a Section of Bridgers Avenue for 45 Days


Published on Aug 26, 2021


Bartow, Fla. (August 27, 2021) — An ongoing $2.8 million drainage project by Polk County will close Bridgers Avenue from Pearl Street to McKean Street in Auburndale for 45 days starting Monday morning. Depending on direction or destination of travel, traffic will briefly detour along Pearl Street or McKean Street to bypass work zone. Commuters are advised to drive with caution and to add a little extra time to trips through this area.

Project will correct occasional flooding along Bridgers Avenue from Lake Lena to McKean Street caused by an undersized drainage system that allows stormwater runoff to discharge onto nearby properties. Under construction since February, improvements are scheduled to finish in December.

For more details, contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (8363) 535-2200.