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Project Details
Work Type: Resurfacing
Phase: Construction
Limits: from US 98 (Bartow Road) to west of SR 570 (Polk Parkway)
Construction Cost: $5.5
Start of Current Phase: Early 2024
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2024

A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to resurface Winter Lake Road from Bartow Road to the Polk Parkway began in late January. As part of construction the boat access at Saddle Creek has been closed and will remain closed permanently. Boaters should access Lake Hancock at the official Lake Hancock Boat Ramp located at Panther Point Trailhead off US 98.

  • Milling and resurfacing the roadway and side street entrances
  • Upgrading lighting and signal equipment at both Reynolds Road and US 98
  • Widening the eastbound right-turn lanes at Polk State and at Discovery Drive to provide a keyhole bicycle lane
  • Upgrading the pedestrian crossing and pedestrian signals at Reynolds Road
  • Reconstruct driveway entrances at various locations
  • Replacing guardrail throughout the project
  • Closing the boat access at Saddle Creek




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