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Travel Delays Expected from West Pipkin Road Widening Project


Published on Sep 29, 2021


Bartow, Fla. (September 28, 2021) — Polk County’s $66.3 million road widening project to relieve congestion and improve traffic safety along West Pipkin Road is now underway. However, adding travel lanes to increase traffic flow requires lane closures during construction that can slow traffic. Over the next three years, motorists driving along the West Pipkin Road corridor between Medulla Road and State Road 37 (S. Florida Avenue) should expect slower traffic due to intermittent lane closures needed to maintain worker and driver safety. Lane closures will vary by location, length, and duration as construction covers the nearly four-mile-long project.

West Pipkin Road will be widened from two-lanes to four-lanes from Medulla Road to Harden Blvd., with one lane to be added from Harden Blvd. to State Road 37 (S. Florida Avenue). Sidewalks, street lighting, drainage and utility improvements will also be constructed as part of the project.

Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200 for further details