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  • Repair Delays Slow Ernie Caldwell Boulevard Reopening Until Tomorrow

    Bartow, Fla. (June 25, 2019) — Emergency repairs by Polk County that closed Ernie Caldwell Boulevard yesterday will continue for another day. Work to correct a collapsed section of pavement east of the U.S. 27 overpass at Posner Park in Davenport is now expected to last until tomorrow afternoon.  Motorists can still expect minor travel delays as traffic remains detoured until the roadway...

  • Special Magistrate Meeting scheduled for July 1, 2019

    Bartow, Fla. (June 25, 2019) — The Special Magistrate Impasse Hearing RE: Polk County Professional Firefighters Local 3531, Inc. and Polk County Board of County Commissioners, RE: Case No. SM-2019-006 is scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. and it will be held at the W.H. Stuart Center, Brenneman Auditorium, 1702 Highway 17 South, Bartow.

  • Emergency Repairs to Keep Ernie Caldwell Boulevard Closed Overnight

    Bartow, Fla. (June 24, 2019) — Emergency repairs by Polk County Utilities have closed Ernie Caldwell Boulevard just east of the U.S. 27 overpass at Posner Park in Davenport. Work will continue overnight to correct a collapsed section of pavement from a failed boring operation to install a new sewer line below the road. Motorists can expect minor travel delays as traffic is briefly detoured until...

  • MEDIA ADVISORY

    Bartow, Fla. (June 20, 2019) — Beginning Monday, July 1, 2019 media trucks and vehicles will no longer be allowed to park in the driveway along the northwest side of the County Administration Building in Bartow. This practice has created a life safety issue, with pedestrian safety in our parking lot being our highest concern.

    A parking lane for production trucks and media vehicles has been...

  • Circle B Bar Reserve – Trail Closure

    BARTOW, Fla. (June 17, 2019) – Polk County’s Environmental Lands program has closed a portion of Alligator Alley and all of Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve for safety reasons due to an alligator nesting season.

    Alligators often become territorial and protective of their nests and young during this time of year. Visitors may still access the dock and Lake Hancock by hiking the...

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