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K-Ville Avenue (County Road 542) at Recker Highway (State Road 655) Closing for 90 Days


Published on Dec 30, 2020


Bartow, Fla. (December 30, 2020) — Starting Monday, Polk County will close K-Ville Avenue (County Road 542) in southwest Winter Haven for 90 days to build an eastbound right-turn lane onto southbound Recker Highway. The $1.2 million project to improve traffic flow and enhance safety at the busy intersection includes utility pole relocation, sheet piling, road widening and traffic signal modifications.

Eastbound traffic along K-Ville Avenue approaching the intersection at Recker Highway will detour at Industrial Boulevard. Westbound traffic from Recker Highway will detour at Commercial Boulevard about a half-mile north of the intersection. Lengthy congestion delays should be expected. Commuters are strongly encouraged to avoid the intersection during construction and to seek alternate routes to avoid sluggish traffic along detour route through an industrialized area with freight traffic. Drivers are also advised to drive carefully, be alert to detour signs, and to add extra time to trips through the area.

For further details, call Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200.