Bartow, Fla. (February 10, 2022) — On Monday, February 14, Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc. will close Hunt Brothers Road at their rail crossing west of Lilly Street near the Hunt Brothers Citrus Growers Cooperative in Lake Wales. The two-day long repair project will be the first of six scheduled along nearly nine miles of Florida Midland tracks from Lake Wales to Frostproof. Traffic will be detoured to bypass closed crossing. Motorists can use County Road 17-B and Lewis Griffin Road as alternate routes to Hunt Brothers Road. Commuters are advised to drive carefully, follow detour signs, and add extra time to trips through this are
Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200 for further details.