• Culvert Replacement Project Closing County Road 630 for Two Months

    Bartow, Fla. (May 28, 2019) — Starting Monday, a Polk County drainage project to replace an aging concrete box culvert will close County Road 630 just east of Monk Road near Frostproof for two months. The box culvert carries traffic over the Crooked-Clinch Canal flowing between Crooked Lake and Lake Clinch. Roadway approaches and culvert interior are in poor condition. The new culvert will be 38...

  • Polk County Waste & Recycling Memorial Day Schedule

    Bartow, Fla. (May 22, 2019) – The North Central Landfill will be closed on, Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day. The landfill will re-open, Tuesday, May 28.

    Since Monday falls on a holiday, residential curbside collection services will be delayed one-day. Collection services scheduled for Monday, May 27, will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday services will take place on Wednesday and so on....

  • First Selection Committee Meeting for RFP 19-526 Construction Manager at Risk – New Northeast Polk County Government Center

    Bartow, Fla. (May 22, 2019) Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - The First Selection Committee Meeting for RFP 19-526, Construction Manager at Risk – New Northeast Polk County Government Center, will be held in the Procurement Conference Room, Room 150 at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL. This is a change from the original meeting that was scheduled for ...

  • Water Main break on U.S. 27 will shut down services

    Bartow, Fla. (May 21, 2019) —  Polk County Utilities is reporting a water main break in the I-4 and U.S. Route 27 area due to a vehicle striking a water hydrant. Water will be turned off in that area for five to six hours to repair the water main.

    Commercial businesses along U.S. 27 between I-4 and Home Run Boulevard in Davenport will be without water while the main is repaired. Utilities...

  • PCFR Battalion Chief Pulls Two from Two Alarm Blaze in Polk City

    Bartow, Fla. (May 16, 2019) — On Wednesday evening, a Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) Battalion Chief was first on scene and pulled two residents from their burning home at 1163 Motorcoach Drive in Polk City.

    Just prior to 5:00 p.m., PCFR Battalion Chief, Brian Golden, was traveling west on State Road 33 when he noticed smoke and flames emulating from the roof of the residence. He immediately...

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