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Pipeline Retest Closing Gordonville Roads for Four Hours Early Wednesday Morning

Published on Jul 18, 2022

Bartow, Fla. (July 18, 2022) — Repairs to a second pipeline break require retesting a Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) natural gas pipeline running from the Gordonville area in unincorporated Bartow to North Maple Avenue in northwest Bartow. Retest necessitates closing Richardson Road and Radford Road in Gordonville from midnight to 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 20. Traffic will be detoured along Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road, Spirit Lake Road, and U.S. 17 to avoid closures.

Law enforcement will control intersecting roads and two-way traffic during the test. Emergency vehicles will be provided access at all times.

If the retest does not pass, another test may be necessary. FGT is federally mandated to strength test their natural gas pipelines at regular time intervals to assess integrity and assure safety for the public. 

For more details, contact  Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200.