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Polk Parkway lane closures to take place throughout this week

Polk Parkway lane closures to take place throughout this week

Lakeland, Florida - Routine maintenance work and equipment upgrades at various toll plazas will require lane closures and shifts, and suspension of tolls along Polk Parkway next week.

That's according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Daytime closures begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., or until the work in each lane is complete. Nighttime work hours are 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. If tolls are suspended, motorists should proceed with caution through a designated open lane.

Police issue warning in Bartow this weekend: Buckle Up!

Police issue warning in Bartow this weekend: Buckle Up!

Bartow, Florida -- The Bartow Police Department announced they are going to increase their search for seat belt violations starting March 1. 

Hundreds of of other law enforcement agencies across Florida are renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belts laws-among all motorist during the "Click It or Ticket" mobilization.

That means if you're caught driving without your seat-belt on you can be issued a citation.

Word of Warning to Bartow drivers!

Word of Warning to Bartow drivers!

Bartow, FL --  Don't say we didn't warn you!

Due to an increase of complaints from motorists, the Bartow Police Department has announced it will be monitoring the intersection of US 98 (Broadway Avenue) and Alternate Hwy 60 (Van Fleet Drive), for drivers who block the intersection causing traffic to be delayed more than necessary.

In other words, don't create gridlock by entering the intersection if you're not 100% sure you're going to make it all the way through.

Avoid a ticket! Cops warn commuters of monitored intersection

Avoid a ticket! Cops warn commuters of monitored intersection

Bartow, Florida-- Bartow residents should keep an eye out for police officers during their daily commutes, as they warn they plan to ticket anyone blocking a certain intersection this week. 

According to a recent release, officers will monitor the intersection of US 98, also known as Broadway Avenue, and Alternate Hwy 60, also known as Van Fleet Drive, for any motorists who block the intersection and delay traffic more than necessary.

Road closure next week

Road closure next week

Lakeland, Florida -- For two to three weeks, beginning Tuesday Feb. 19, the southbound travel lane on Old Combee Road from N. Socrum Loop Road to State Road 33 will be closed to thru-traffic to allow crews to safely widen the intersection of Old Combee Road and State Road 33 (Lakeland Hills Blvd.).

Closure scheduled for Spivey Road in Kathleen

Closure scheduled for Spivey Road in Kathleen

Lakeland, Florida - Beginning Monday, Feb. 11, Spivey Road will be closed to thru-traffic at the intersection with Kathleen Road for two weeks.

During closure, traffic on Spivey Road will be detoured at N. Galloway Road and Shadyglen Drive. Traffic can access Spivey Road from Kathleen Road by turning east onto Rollinglen Loop West and proceeding to Shadyglen Drive, then north to Spivey Road.

Residential access will be maintained at all times.

"Stop" signs to be replaced near Chain of Lakes Trail

"Stop" signs to be replaced near Chain of Lakes Trail

Winter Haven, Florida – The city is making some changes to Avenue I NW near the Chain of Lakes Trail.

They say they plan to remove traffic "stop" signs for east and west bound traffic, and replace them with amber flashing LED lighting with pedestrian crossing signs will replace them.

Warning signs will also be installed for pedestrians on the Chain of Lakes Trail, notifying pedestrians that “stop” signs for vehicle traffic have been removed.

This change is set to take place this coming Friday, February 8.