• Polk County History Center Selected to Host Smithsonian Exhibit

    Bartow, Fla. (July 19, 2018) – The Florida Humanities Council continues its long standing tradition of support for the Polk County History Center in Bartow. Two recent grant awards have been made to sponsor new exhibits and encourage participation in programming.

    Through a partnership between the Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street, a $5,000 grant to host...

  • BoCC Agenda Review Meeting Friday

    Bartow, Fla. (July 18, 2018) —  The Board of County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Room 407 of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow. The agenda for the meeting includes:

    I. Welcome – Commissioner Dantzler, Chair

    II. Review upcoming Board Meeting Agenda – July 24, 2018

    III. Other topics to be discussed – County Manager/County...

  • Old Eagle Lake-Winter Haven Road Remains Closed until Friday Afternoon

    Bartow, Fla. (July 17, 2018) —Polk County will keep Old Eagle Lake-Winter Haven Road in southwest Winter Haven closed until Friday, two days later than planned, so crews can finish repairing pavement settlement problems related to mucky soils below the road. Old Eagle Lake-Winter Haven Road is expected to reopen Friday afternoon shortly after paving the rebuilt segment of the roadway.


  • Florence Villa Grove Road to Close for Two Weeks

    Bartow, Fla. (July 12, 2018) — Starting Monday, Polk County will close Florence Villa Grove Road in the Four Corners area of unincorporated Davenport for two weeks to construct an additional travel lane along the westbound approach to the intersection with US 27. Final improvements will include a right-turn and thru-lane onto northbound US 27 and a dedicated left-turn lane onto southbound US 27....

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