Bartow, Fla. (November 26, 2018) — Polk County has closed Johnson Avenue West of Powerline Road in Haines City due to an emerging depression across the roadway. Crews from the County’s Roads & Drainage Division are on site investigating the cause and determining what repairs are required. Until repairs are completed, traffic will be detoured around the area. Eastbound traffic along Johnson Avenue (County Road 580) will detour at 30th Street, while westbound traffic will divert at Powerline Road. This release will be updated when the timing of repairs and reopening of the roadway are known. Motorists are advised to be attentive to detour and to add extra time to trips through this area. Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200 for further details.