The Polk County Transportation Planning Organization voted unanimously this month to jump-start the project. As The Ledger’s John Chambliss reported, FDOT is back on board, as is the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, the agency that manages the state’s 500-mile turnpike network, including the Polk Parkway.
The whole expressway is intended to link the southeast corner of the Polk Parkway to Interstate 4 by running south of Winter Haven and then turning north to follow a route that goes east of Dundee, Lake Hamilton, Haines City and Davenport.
The TPO’s idea is to start with an initial phase of about eight miles — from the Polk Parkway at Winter Lake Road to State Road 60 east of Bartow.
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