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Current Projects

East & West Spring Lake Wastewater Expansion Project

El Jobean East Wastewater Expansion Project

US 41 Utility Improvements Project

Loveland Grand Master Lift Station and 48-inch Gravity Interceptor Project

Utility crews are constructing a grand master lift station and a major 48-inch wastewater gravity interceptor to transfer wastewater to the East Port Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). This project will improve the operation and efficiency of a substantial number of lift stations in the mid-county area. Work in the Kings Highway area requires some traffic disruption as crews install the pipeline. The installation also requires temporarily draining the stormwater retention ponds along Kings Highway. While dewatering is a common measure when installing pipes due to the county’s high water table, draining stormwater ponds is unusual. While designing the pipeline, engineers chose to run pipes below the ponds to avoid impacting Kings Highway as much as possible. The pipeline will have to cross beneath the road at some point and we will provide advance notice and detour information as needed. Estimated completion: Fall 2019.

Traffic Advisories

Notice of Road Closure on Blaser Street between Burlingame Avenue and Fitzpatrick Avenue 
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2019) – Blaser Street between Burlingame Avenue and Fitzpatrick Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, Jan. 14 until Friday, June 28. Detour signs will be in place to aid in travel through this area. Travelers are encouraged to choose an alternate route when possible.

Notice of Road Closure on Loveland Boulevard between Midas Court and Old Landfill Road and on Olean Boulevard from Swanee Road to Loveland Boulevard
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2019) – Loveland Boulevard between Midas Court and Old Landfill Road and Olean Boulevard from Swanee Road to Loveland Boulevard will be closed beginning Thursday, Jan. 10 until Friday, Feb. 15. Detour signs will be in place to aid in travel through this area. Travelers are encouraged to choose an alternate route when possible. 

Notice of Lane Closures on Kings Highway between Suncoast Boulevard and Olean Boulevard 
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2018) – Kings Highway, between Suncoast Boulevard and Olean Boulevard, will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Wednesday, Dec. 5 until Friday, March 15, 2019. The speed limit will be reduced to 15 mph in the construction zones. Travelers may experience intermittent, slow moving traffic and/or temporary delays within the project limits and should allow extra time when planning to travel through this area. 

The Utilities Department reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of construction zones.

For information, contact Dean Campbell, project manager at 941-764-4364 or Dean.Campbell@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.

Projects in Planning Stage

Charlotte Harbor Water Quality Initiative-Phase 2-Ackerman–Countryman
Update 11/21/17: The BCC directed the Utilities Department to draft policies for consideration based on the Charlotte County Sewer Master Plan recommendations. It has not been determined whether this project area will be an MSBU project or financed through the Utilities office. 
Update 10/17/17: A presentation will be provided by Giffels-Webster Engineers to the BCC on 11/21/17 at approximately 10 a.m. at the Murdock Administration Center. The agenda also includes updates on El Jobean East and the Sewer Master Plan.
Update 9/19/17: The next project presentation will likely be scheduled for a Fall BCC Meeting. Date and agenda to follow.
Update 1/30/17: The project is still in design phase and there is not an approved MSBU at this point, so we cannot provide homeowner cost, construction or timing details. Contracted surveyors are working in the area under the project's design engineering firm, Giffels-Webster. 
Project Documents:
US 41 Utility Expansion Program

Water & Wastewater MSBU Funding

Completed Projects

North Shore Drive and Harper Avenue Wastewater Expansion Program 


West Tarpon/Ambrose Project May 2017: The Utilities portion of this project has been completed.  The roads in this area will be paved and adjusted to meet the height of the top of the manhole covers.  For more information on the 2017 paving program, contact James Layport in the Engineering Department at 941.575.3672.

Fixed Based Meter Change Out Program

The County’s water infrastructure serves a wide geographic area with three (3) generally distinct service areas: West/Central, Middle/East and South County.
In 2012, the County solicited competitive bids for the purchase of fixed base meters to be installed throughout the county over a 10-year period of time.
County staff were installing the new meters based on the 10-year replacement schedule in place.
The cost of the meters, however, was only locked in for five (5) years and when met with the higher price per meter, the County opted to seek financial assistance to fast-track the purchase and installation of fixed base meters.
Using existing staff, Charlotte County Utilities installed 15,562 fixed base meters over a 4-year period of time. In order to speed up the installation process and take advantage of the lower meter costs, Charlotte County is using an outside vendor for installations. As of March 2017 more than 49,134 have been converted to fixed base meters.
If you have any questions, please call 941.764.4300.
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