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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

**REVISED** Traffic Advisory - Lane Closures on Chancellor Boulevard News Image

**REVISED** Traffic Advisory - Lane Closures on Chancellor Boulevard

Nov. 12, 2021 3:50 pm

Intermittent lane closures will occur on Chancellor Boulevard, between Cornelius Boulevard and Campbell Street, from Monday, Nov. 15 until Wednesday, Nov. 25  Friday, Dec. 3.

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Traffic Advisory - Gertrude Avenue Closed

Traffic Advisory - Gertrude Avenue Closed

Oct. 5, 2021 2:26 pm

Gertrude Avenue, between Caring Way and Harbor Boulevard, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, Oct. 11, for approximately eight weeks.

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Traffic Advisory - S.R. 31 at Cypress Parkway Signal In Flash Mode Aug. 26 News Image

Traffic Advisory - S.R. 31 at Cypress Parkway Signal In Flash Mode Aug. 26

Aug. 26, 2021 10:49 am

The new signalized intersection at State Road 31 and Cypress Parkway will be in flash mode on Thursday, Aug. 26.

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