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Eloise Loop Road Closed Through End of October

Published on Oct 4, 2021

Bartow, Fla. (October 4, 2021) — A water, wastewater and fiber-optic boring project by the City of Winter Haven will keep Eloise Loop Road closed to through traffic between Eagle Lake Loop Road and Rifle Range Road until Friday, October 29. Due to unexpected subsoil conditions and repeated mechanical interruptions, the City’s contractor was granted an extension until the end of the month to finish the multiple mile-long bores and restore the roadway. Closing Eloise Loop Road remains necessary because over-sized boring equipment intrudes into travel lanes, which creates safety concerns for workers and traffic alike.

There is no outlet along the closed route and the roadway is impassible at Eloise Loop Road East, making it especially unsafe for freight traffic turnarounds. Local residential access will be maintained, but through traffic will detour along Rifle Range Road and Eagle Lake Loop Road to bypass work zone. Motorists can expect travel delays, particularly during peak morning and evening hours. Commuters should add extra time to trips through the area. For more details, contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200.