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Roadway Maintenance

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Street Address:
3000 Sheffield Road
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roadway Maintenance is responsible for day-to-day maintenance activities of county-owned roadway and drainage assets, as well as the right-of-way (ROW). Using both staff and contractors, the maintenance units perform:

  • Mowing the right-of-way
  • Pothole patching
  • Grading of unpaved roads
  • Sidewalk repair
  • Storm pipe and stormwater structure repairs
  • Drainage outfalls and ditch maintenance
  • Removal of obstructions in the roadway
  • Tree trimming within the right of way
  • Emergency storm and flood response including sandbag distribution

Roadway Maintenance activities only take place within the ROW and on some isolated county-owned infrastructure, such as drainage ponds.

Not sure which regional maintenance unit is responsible for your road? Click here to find out.

Service Requests

For service requests, contact your nearest Roadway Maintenance Unit.

Frequently Asked Questions

For road maintenance purposes, the ROW is the buffer area that extends beyond the edge of the road to include all roadway elements such as sidewalks, guardrails, drainage ditches, etc., as well as most public utilities. The width many vary.

No. Roads within Polk County can be owned and maintained by the county, the state, a city or a private entity such as a homeowner’s association. Roadway maintenance activities by county workforce or contractors are limited to county roads and assets. To learn if a road is county owned, go to our Roadway Inventory Page.