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Another Pipeline Retest Closing Gordonville Roads for Four Hours Early Thursday Morning

Published on Jul 20, 2022

Bartow, Fla. (July 20, 2022) — A retest conducted early this morning on the Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) natural gas pipeline running from the Gordonville area in unincorporated Bartow to North Maple Avenue in northwest Bartow resulted in a leak in the pipe. Another retest tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 21 will close Richardson Road and Radford Road from midnight to 4:00 a.m. 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.

A subsequent retest will likely be required. 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.