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Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Maintenance & Operations

Public Works Maintenance and Operations Division is dedicated to sustaining Charlotte County's roadways and right-of-ways.

Report a road or drainage issue.

Traffic Signals

The county maintains over 100 signalized intersections, 52 incident management cameras, 16 complete microwave detection systems, 60 complete video vehicle detection systems and 75 miles of buried fiber optic communications' infrastructure. This maintenance includes:

  • School Flashers
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB)
  • Pedestrian Crossings

Traffic Signs and Markings

Traffic control devices and markings are maintained throughout the county on maintained roadways. This maintenance includes:

  • Replace faded or damaged signs
  • Install Signs
  • Fabricate new signs
  • Road Striping
  • Raised Pavement Markers
  • Traffic Calming

Marine Navigation

Charlotte County maintains aids to navigation in local navigable waterways. This maintenance includes:

  • Replace faded or damaged signs
  • Install Signs
  • Buoys
  • Removal of hazardous debris

Streetlights

Residential Streetlights

An online request for residential streetlights may be submitted to the Charlotte County Lighting District. Upon receipt of a request, the proposed location must meet all four criteria set forth by the Board of County Commissioners:

  • At least 300 feet from an existing residential streetlight and
  • A direct source of electrical power is readily available at the proposed location and
  • The proposed streetlight will benefit at least three dwellings in a cluster (across the street, next door, etc.) A cluster is determined by taking four lots on each side of the street and three dwellings being within those lots and
  • The requester must be the owner of the property and live in the immediate vicinity of the proposed streetlight location. Routine mowing includes non-residential right-of-ways throughout Charlotte County.

Residential streetlights concerns may be reported to Florida Power and Light (FPL) Streetlight Report or Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) Streetlight Outage.

Major Roadway Streetlights

The Lighting District maintains approximately 2,200 roadway lights along major roadways throughout the County. Several examples of major roadways are US41, State Road 776, Placida Road, Winchester Boulevard, Kings Highway, Veterans Boulevard, Edgewater Drive, Burnt Store Road, US17, Midway Boulevard, etc.

Report Major roadway streetlight concerns online.

Drainage

Public Works ensures drainage systems work as efficiently as possible when facing unique challenges from large amounts of rainfall, flat terrain, and proximity to sea level.

Drainage requests are prioritized based on the following factors:

  • Stormwater threatening personal property (flooding homes)
  • Stormwater over the road and/or sidewalk
  • Stormwater in a drainage swale

Drainage Pipes

Drainage pipes in the county maintained right-of-ways are maintained by Public Works. This maintenance includes:

  • Clearing clogged driveway or road crossing pipes
  • Replacement of damaged or broken pipes
  • Installation of pipes

Roadways

Roadway maintenance includes:

  • Potholes
  • Edge of pavement/shoulder repair
  • Guardrails

Street Sweeping

Regular sweeping is a contracted service that is performed on roads with a curb and gutter stormwater drainage systems. This service assists in the prevention of roadway pollution in our Stormwater Management system.

View the Street Sweeping Map and Schedule Book.

Sidewalks

Public Works ensures the county's sidewalks are maintained properly.

Brush

Public Works ensures the county's right-of-ways are clear of brush, tall grass, or any other vegetation obstructing the line of sight that could be deemed as a hazard.

Right-of-way Reclamation

Right-of-way Reclamation is a contracted program throughout Charlotte County that trims and mulches vegetation along roadways.

Right-of-way Mowing

Right-of-way mowing is a contracted service that includes unimproved right-of-ways throughout Charlotte County. This type of safety mowing is for motor vehicle visibility and occurs approximately 5-7 times per year.

Details about mowing schedules for North County, South County and West County.

Public Works Education

Information and educational resources provides links to in depth information about all Public Works divisions. Along with great educational resources for teachers.

​Report an Issue

Report an issue (with a photo) or Call 941.575.3600:

  • Identify the exact location
  • Provide a detailed description

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