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North Chestnut Road Closure Postponed Until After Christmas

Published: December 19, 2023

Bartow, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2023) — A Polk County sidewalk project scheduled to close North Chestnut Road in Lakeland this week has been postponed until after Christmas for additional utility coordination needed before work can commence. The project to extend the sidewalk along the east-side of the corridor will now close North Chestnut Road from Butler Drive to Yeats Street for three months starting Tuesday morning, December 26. While closed, through traffic will detour along West Memorial Boulevard or New Tampa Highway to Wabash Avenue to avoid construction zone. Motorists can expect travel delays, particularly during morning and afternoon peak-hour drivetimes. Commuters should drive carefully and add a few extra minutes to trips through this area.

Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200 for more details.

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