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Hayward Canal Dredge

Project Description

This Engineering project consists of surveying, permitting, and design of a maintenance dredge project for the Hayward Waterway canal system, which includes the main channel and the interior canals. This project has been initiated by request of the citizens of the Hayward Waterway MSBU. Funding for the dredging of the access channel and main canal is through WCIND grant funding. The finger channels have been removed from this scope due to MSBU funding constraints and are being planned for a future project. The purpose is to restore depth and width, providing safe navigation to and from the public boat ramp. This canal / channel system has a history of maintenance dredging of which last occurred in 2017. Dredging is projected to go out to bid late summer of 2021. 

Project Location

Hayward Waterway System, El Jobean, Hayward canal.

Project Impacts

This project will result in improved access between the El. Jobean boat ramp and the Myakka River.

Latest Updates

Johnson Engineering is finalizing plans and specs for bid readiness. Recently receiving FDEP exemption and USACOE permit approval.  We received the ACOE permit in late Feb. The project will be funded at large by grant money from WCIND once BOCC approves the MAC recommendation on this. Funding will be for the main access channel and the Hayward canal only. Due to budget constraints only, the access channel and Hayward canal to the boat ramp will get dredged this cycle. The finger canals are planned to be budgeted for in a future dredge event. The BOCC approved the use of BIF Grant funding in early May for the main channel dredging event. A change order has been completed, allowing Johnson Engineering to complete a new bathymetric survey of the access channel and main Hayward canal, updating the outdated survey. Then updating plan volumes ahead of the anticipated dredge bidding of this project. The dredge project is planned to go to bid this fall.


Phase Cost
Design $39,700.00
Construction $170,000.00
Total Budget $209,700.00
Funding source(s): Hayward Waterway MSBU, WCIND grant funding


Phase Estimated Start Date Forecast Completion Actual Completion
Design Development 01/15/2019 07/19/2021
Construction 02/01/2022 06/01/2022
Turnover & Closeout 06/02/2022 06/06/2022

Project Phase
Design Development

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Zach Patchell

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