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Road Construction to Detour Local Traffic in Winter Haven and Auburndale

Published on Nov 10, 2022

Bartow, Fla. (November 10, 2022) — Several road construction projects requiring road closures will detour traffic in Winter Haven and Auburndale.

Eloise Loop Road just west of West Lake Eloise Drive in southwest Winter Haven will be closed for thirty days starting Monday, November 14 to construct a roundabout for the new large-scale Harmony at Lake Eloise residential development. Eloise Loop Road traffic will be rerouted north along West Lake Eloise Drive or south to Eagle Lake Loop Road to get around closure.

Ongoing roadwork for a new Publix shopping center in north Auburndale continues to keep William Van Fleet Road (County Road 559A) closed until early December. Traffic is being briefly detoured along State Road 559 and C. Fred Jones Blvd. to bypass work zone.

A two-day project to restore pavement damaged by a water main break will close Osceola Street from Lake Ariana Blvd. to Seminole Avenue in Auburndale on Monday, November 14. A short detour along Seminole Avenue will redirect traffic to avoid closure.

Motorists should drive carefully, be alert to crews and equipment, and follow detour signs. Minor delays should be expected, especially during peak-hour travel times. For further details, call Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200.