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Overnight Gas Pipeline Testing in the Polk City-Auburndale Area


Published on May 17, 2022


Bartow, Fla. (May 17, 2022) — Federally mandated testing by Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) will occur Wednesday, May 18, between midnight and 4:00 a.m. along a 5.7 mile long section of gas pipeline generally following State Road 33 and State Road 559 extending from Flanders Station Drive in Polk City to Cone Road in north Auburndale.

All lanes in both directions of State Road 559 from County Road 557A to Interstate 4 will be closed during the test using pressurized water. Traffic will be detoured at State Road 559, State Road 33, County Road 655 (Berkley Road), and State Road 559A (C. Fred Jones Boulevard). Law enforcement will be stationed at pipe crossings during the testing; and emergency vehicles will be provided access at all times.

For more information, call Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200 or Mr. Terry Coleman with Florida Gas Transmission toll-free at 844-FGT-INFO (844-348-4636).