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City News Blog: West Pipkin Road Widening Project to Close Yates Road for 60 Days


Bartow, Fla. (June 7, 2024) — Polk County’s ongoing widening of West Pipkin will close Yates Road for 60 Days starting Monday morning June 10. Closure is needed to install a new water main and drainage along the Yates Road approach to the West Pipkin Road intersection. Road restoration with access and turning improvements will complete the work ending north of Brook Drive. While residential access will be maintained to the Forestgreen and Forestbrook subdivisions, through-traffic will be detoured along Lunn Road or County Line Road to Ewell Road to bypass work zone. Delays and backups are expected. Commuters are advised to drive carefully and to add extra drivetime to trips in the area, especially during peak-hour traffic. Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200 for further details.






Bill Skelton

Project Management Liaison


Roads & Drainage Division

3000 Sheffield Road

Winter Haven, FL 33880