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Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road Closure Extended
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Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road Closure Extended

Bartow, FL-- Previously scheduled to reopen Dec. 11, Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road in Bartow will remain closed from Wilson Avenue to Crossover Road until March 15.

Reopening will now coincide with the completion of Polk County’s Ernest M. Smith Boulevard project connecting U.S. Highway 17 to U.S. Highway 98 at Bartow Ford. Traffic will continue to be detoured along U.S. Highway 17.

This delay results from overly wet site conditions caused by one of the rainiest summers on record. As part of the Ernest M. Smith Boulevard project, Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road was closed to install five large box culverts to bridge Saddle Creek. Unforeseen utility conflicts also compounded the delay.

Release courtesy of Polk County Transportation Division

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