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Broken CSX rail means temporarily road closures

Broken CSX rail means temporarily road closures

Bartow, Florida -- A broken CSX will experience lane closures on Monday, May 6.

CR 546, Saddle Creek Road, will experience lane closures from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as a crew repairs a broken rail in the CSX crossing. 

Motorists are urged to exercise caution and add extra time for trips through the area. 

Winter Haven: Third Street SW Temporary One-Way Northbound

Winter Haven: Third Street SW Temporary One-Way Northbound

 

Winter Haven, Florida-- The construction of the Third St SW Trail in the Lake Howard area continues, and city officials are saying as of May 8, locals lwill have a temporary change to a nearby roadway. 

According to a report sent Thursday, Third Street SW, between Avenues B and Avenue F SW, will become one-way northbound

Lakeland Utility to close West 10th Street temporarily

Lakeland Utility to close West 10th Street temporarily

Lakeland, Florida -On Saturday, April 27, Lakeland's Water Utilities Department will close West 10th Street at the CSX rail crossing west of Kathleen Road for two days to locate utilities within the CSX right-of-way and beneath the West 10th Street roadway pavement .

Traffic will be detoured around the work zone along Brunnell Parkway, Memorial Boulevard and Kathleen Road.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution, be alert to detour signs, and add extra time to trips through area.

 

CSX train derailment

CSX train derailment

Bartow, Florida -- CSX personnel have completed the removal of the train cars that were blocking travel in the 100 block of North Crown Avenue.

Thie roadway is now clear for vehicle and pedestrian travel. 

Road changes for Relay for Life in Bartow

Road changes for Relay for Life in Bartow

Bartow, FL -- Due to some road closures for this year's Relay for Life in Bartow, police have asked us to forward the following directions and detours:

The Relay For Life of Bartow is set to take place on Friday, April 12. This year the Relay will be held in downtown Bartow rather than at the High School.

Polk County "Click it or Ticket" initiative busts hundreds

Polk County "Click it or Ticket" initiative busts hundreds

Polk County, Florida-- Commuters who failed to buckle-up between March 1 and March 16 were likely ticketed accordingly, as Polk Sheriff's deputies participated in the nationwide "Click it or Ticket" initiative. 

Polk County Sheriff's Office records show seat belt citations issued during that time exceeded 300, and speeding citations issued took a close second with 295.

While patrolling for those who failed to "click it", deputies also found others in violation of various laws.

St. Patrick's Day warning: Don't mix 'Car Bombs' with car keys!

St. Patrick's Day warning: Don't mix 'Car Bombs' with car keys!

Polk County, Florida-- Irish Car Bombs, Guinness, Irish Coffee, green beer- whatever the beverage of choice may be this St. Patrick's Day, residents are being warned not to test their luck with drinking and driving.

A recent release sent from the Polk County Sheriff's Office says deputies will be on high alert over the weekend, and they'll be cracking down on intoxicated drivers.