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Pipeline Retest Closing Gordonville Roads for Four Hours Early Tuesday Morning


Published on Jul 25, 2022


Bartow, Fla. (July 25, 2022) — Repairs to a pipe leak along the Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) natural gas pipeline in the Gordonville area in unincorporated Bartow requires another retest tomorrow morning, Tuesday, July 26. Retest 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, pipeline crossings, and two-way traffic during the test. Emergency response vehicles will be provided access at all times.

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 or Terry Coleman toll-free at 844-FGT-INFO (844-348-4636).