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Multiple Road Closures to Slow Polk Traffic Starting Monday

Published on Aug 26, 2022

Bartow, Fla. (August 26, 2022) — Starting Monday, August 29, multiple heavy construction projects in Davenport, South Lakeland, Fort Meade, and Auburndale will slow traffic with road closures and detours.

Installation of a reclaimed water line for a residential townhome project will close Holly Hill Grove Road 3 in Davenport Monday morning. Holly Hill Grove Road 3, which is currently unpaved and unpopulated, will remain closed after work is completed. The right-of-way between FDC Grove Road and U.S. 27 will be vacated and a new turnaround constructed west of the intersection of Holly Hill Grove and U.S. 27.

A Polk County road widening project along West Pipkin Road will close the intersection at Lunn Road overnight on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. for removal of two utility poles by Duke Energy. Depending on direction of travel, traffic will be detoured south along Yates Road or Old Hwy. 37 to Ewell Road to bypass closure. Detour signs and barricades will be setup and removed daily to allow for daytime traffic.

Mt. Pisgah Road in unincorporated Fort Meade will close for five days on Monday morning to upgrade a railroad crossing north of West County Line Road (east of Bowling Green). Traffic will be detoured along West County Line Road and U.S. 17. Mt. Pisgah Road is scheduled to reopen at the crossing on Friday afternoon.

Road improvements for a new Publix shopping center in north Auburndale will keep William Van Fleet Road (County Road 559A) closed until mid-November. Traffic will continue to be briefly detoured along State Road 559 and C. Fred Jones Blvd.

Other active construction projects continue to affect traffic countywide. Motorists should always drive carefully, be alert to crews and equipment, and follow detour signs. Delays during peak-hour travel times can be expected. For further details, call Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200.