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Polk County road closures for the week of Nov. 25
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Polk County road closures for the week of Nov. 25

Polk Co., FL-- The Florida Department of Transportations says commuters should watch for nightly, single lane road closures through the eastbound Central barrier Toll Plaza near milepost 12, as well as for full-depth reconstruction of the road between mileposts 15 and 16. 

They have provided an in-depth description of all of the work being done: 


This $15.4 million project includes milling and resurfacing the roadway and paved shoulders, including ramps, from Mile Post (MP) 8.1 to 21.7.  The project includes reconstructing the side slope embankment from MP 9.49 to 9.51, and from 18.4 to 18.9.  Full-depth reconstruction of the roadway will occur from MP 14.9 to 17.3. 

The project runs from the Western Mainline Toll plaza through the Central and to the Eastern Mainline Toll Plaza.  This includes the two-lane section from Old Dixie Highway to the Eastern Mainline Plaza.  The area of deep reconstruction is between Exit 14, SR 540, and east of Exit 17, US 92.

All of the milling and resurfacing operations will occur from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  No work requiring a temporary lane closure will be done on Friday or Saturday nights.

The area requiring full-depth reconstruction will be done mostly during the day and will be performed behind temporary concrete barrier wall.  In this area, one travel lane will be shut down around the clock for the duration of the full-depth reconstruction work.

Milling and resurfacing began on June 17, 2012.  This project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2013.

During this time, drivers should plan for extra travel time, or possibly consider and alternative route. 

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