• Two CSX Crossing Upgrades to Slow Kathleen Area Traffic This Week

    Bartow, Fla. (March 18, 2019) — Scheduled track upgrades by CSX Transportation will temporarily close two crossings, slowing traffic in and around Kathleen this week. Work at the Knights Station Road (County Road 582) crossing located between Kathleen Road and George Wheeler Road is planned to start on Wednesday, while similar work at the Oak Avenue NW crossing just west of First Street NW near...

  • Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued for Imperial Lakes area

    Bartow, Fla. (March 13, 2019) — Polk County Utilities has issued a Department of Health required “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” due to a loss of pressure for customers located in from Copperstone Circle to Heather Glynne Road North in the Imperial Lakes subdivision in the Southwest Region Public Water System.

    This affects about 42 customers due to a main line break causing a loss of system...

  • Smithsonian Exhibition on Rural America Delights Local Audiences

    Bartow, Fla (March 6, 2019) – The Polk County History Center, in cooperation with the Florida Humanities Council, continues its exploration of the evolving landscape of rural America as it hosts the local showing of, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition. This exhibit will be on view through March 13, 2019.

    The History Center and the surrounding community was...

  • Revised Agenda for BoCC Meeting Friday

    Bartow, Fla. (February 28, 2019) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room (Room 407) at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.


  • Johnson Avenue Reopens Today After Three-Month Sinkhole Repair

    Bartow, Fla. (February 28, 2019) — Johnson Avenue (County Road 580) just west of Power Line Road in Haines City is reopening today after being closed for three-months to repair a sinkhole that formed beneath the roadway in late November. After pumping nearly 3,000 cubic yards of grout to fill voids in the bearing soils and reconstructing almost 250 feet of roadway, Polk County will remove...

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