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EWELL ROAD: Expect more traffic delays around Ewell, Lunn, South Pipkin and Yates Roads as crews continue building the new Ewell Road bridge over Poley Creek. The bridge is expected to be completed in mid-September; other road improvements in the area will continue through early 2019 | DOT project summary and detour map

POLITICS/CONGRESS: Reporter Mike Ferguson introduces readers to the three Republicans and two Democrats who want to replace Tom Rooney in U.S. House District 17, which takes in portions of greater Lakeland south of Shepherd Road and County Road 540A (District 17 map). Most of Lakeland is in District 15, which we’ve been following regularly.

WATER: A judge says the Polk County Water Cooperative (which includes the city of Lakeland) can continue its legal action to prevent downstream communities from doubling their water draw.

GUITAR MAN: Swan Brewing is expanding its musical range, with Sam Ortiz playing classical guitar tonight from 6 to 9.