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Public Works

The 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

New Sites Announced for COVID-19 Vaccines

New Sites Announced for COVID-19 Vaccines

February 26, 2021 12:04 pm

Two new Florida Department of Health in Charlotte vaccine locations will open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 3 at Tringali Park Recreation Center, 3460 N. Access Road, Englewood, and the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda.

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Traffic Advisory - Highlands Road Closed March 2 News Image

Traffic Advisory - Highlands Road Closed March 2

February 24, 2021 4:39 pm

Highlands Road from Omni Lane to Shanahan Lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.

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Traffic Advisory - Murdock Circle Right Turn Lane Closed at U.S. 41 Intersection News Image

Traffic Advisory - Murdock Circle Right Turn Lane Closed at U.S. 41 Intersection

February 04, 2021 3:31 pm

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Murdock Circle right turn lane at the intersection of U.S. 41 will be closed on Monday, Feb. 8 until Sunday, April 4. Travelers will use the existing through lane to turn right onto southbound U.S. 41.

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