The residents have requested and received dredging of the access channel. This was accomplished in 2015. Since the previous dredge, concerns have been brought to the County’s attention about shoaling inside the access channel and turn basin to the SGC waterways. The SGC waterway MSBU requested and is funding this project. Johnson Engineering was the selected firm for the engineering design of this maintenance dredge project. Johnson will layout, survey, design, plan, and apply for all agency permits/exemptions. They will be conducting a construction oversight inspection as well, once the construction of the project begins. The goal is to identify the amount and limits of the shoaling within the cut channel. Then progress with the maintenance dredging to restore previously permitted dimensions of the access channel and turn basin, and to restore safe navigation once again.
Project LocationThe access channel from the Charlotte Harbor to the Butterford waterway, access to the SGC community canal system. This access channel and turn basin leads vessel traffic right to and from the SGC Lock.
Project ImpactsThe end result of this design will be improved access and safer navigation.
Now that the design and permitting phase is complete the bid package was sent into the Purchasing Department for construction bids. The maintenance dredge project has been bid and a low bidder recommended to county admin, awaiting award. A pre-construction meeting will be scheduled and held soon where a Notice to Proceed Date will be agreed upon. The dredging work is anticipated to start sometime this spring and should conclude this summer.
|Phase||Estimated Start Date||Forecast Completion||Actual Completion|
|Planning and Approval||05/01/2020||09/30/2020||09/25/2020|
|Turnover & Closeout||08/15/2022||08/16/2022|
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