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Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Public Works

APWA AccreditationThe Public Works Department utilizes a skilled, engaged workforce to enhance the quality of life for Charlotte County residents by continually improving infrastructure and providing services in a cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the community.

The Public Works Department builds and maintains roadways, bridges, navigable waterways, stormwater infrastructure, traffic lights and signs, rights-of-ways and landscaping in unincorporated areas of Charlotte County while protecting and preserving the environment.

The Department further provides solid waste management including curbside service and operation of the landfill, manages mosquito and aquatic weed control programs and operates the Indian Spring and Lieutenant Carl Bailey Cemeteries.


Director of Public Works - John Elias

John Elias

Director of Public Works

John Elias serves as the director of Public Works and oversees all divisions, staffing and projects.

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Department News

Traffic Advisory - Lane Closures on Veterans News Image

Traffic Advisory - Lane Closures on Veterans

May 17, 2022 1:09 pm

Intermittent lane closures will occur on Veterans Boulevard between Loveland and Peachland boulevards from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

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Marine Advisory - Daily Closures of the South Gulf Cove Lock News Image

Marine Advisory - Daily Closures of the South Gulf Cove Lock

May 9, 2022 4:49 pm

Daily closures of the South Gulf Cove lock will occur from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

  • Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20
  • Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26

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Traffic Advisory - Chamberlain Boulevard Bridge Closed

Traffic Advisory - Chamberlain Boulevard Bridge Closed

March 3, 2022 12:58 pm

The Chamberlain Boulevard bridge, between McDill Drive and Ramblewood Street, over Markham Waterway will be closed beginning Thursday, March 17 until Tuesday, May 31.

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