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Gas Pipeline Testing Early Monday Morning in the Spirit Lake Road Area


Published on May 6, 2022


Bartow, Fla. (May 5, 2022) — Federally mandated testing by Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) will occur overnight Monday, May 9, between midnight and 4:00 a.m. along a 6.1 mile long section of gas pipeline located westerly of the Spirit Lake Road corridor. While Spirit Lake Road will not be closed, law enforcement officers will be stationed for traffic safety where the pipeline crosses American Spirit Road, State Road 540 (Winter Lake Road), Thornhill Road, and Sheffield Road. Fire and emergency services access will be provided at all times during testing. Pressurized water will be used to test the gas line. If the test does not pass Monday night, a second night of testing will be scheduled.

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