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South Gulf Cove Parallel Locks Project

Project Description

This project consists of the permitting, surveying, engineering, and design of a parallel Lock, at the existing South Gulf Cove Locks location. This project will be funded through the SGC MSBU tax money. The Parallel Locks Project was initiated by request of the SGC MSBU due to the need for additional access in and out of the SGC waterway system. With the population steadily growing in Florida, specifically in this area, there is a growing number of boaters. Resulting in a higher traffic volume level through the existing lock. There have been reoccurring maintenance issues with the existing lock, with periods of downtime. It's because of these issues that this project is being initiated. To provide additional and timelier access and a secondary option of access in and out of the system.

Project Location

15801 Cattle Dock Point Road, South Gulf Cove. In the Butterford Waterway at the SGC Turn Basin.

Project Impacts

Possible delays of navigation during construction. Additional ingress and egress once complete.

Latest Updates

 DMK has provided 60% plans and is working towards 90%. DMK is also working to obtain all necessary State and Federal permits required for construction. SWFWMD permit has been approved and obtained. We await additional permits or exemptions from State and/or Federal agencies. County staff is in full review of 60% electrical and mechanical plans. ACOE is reviewing the project for determination on whether this requires a permit. County staff has submitted 60% comments to the EOR. Correspondence between the Consultant Engineer and Army Corps of Engineers is ongoing in pursuit of obtaining a permit or exemption. ACOE has advertised for the comment period, and we await final review of the permit application. The county and consultant still await ACOE permitting response. The EOR continues to work towards 90% plans. The county has decided to include a Tender House into the design features. DMK sent request for update to ACOE, the response is that this is under another branches review, including environmental. The county is awaiting a revise scope of work including the Tender House design. It should be noted that the Tender House has not been approved for construction, just design currently. 


Phase Cost
Engineering $391,801.00
Funding source(s): South Gulf Cove Waterway MSBU


Phase Estimated Start Date Forecast Completion Actual Completion
Design Development 10/23/2018 08/30/2021

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Project Phase
Design Development

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Project Manager
Zach Patchell

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Brian Gleason
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Public Works

Design Engineer/Architect
DMK Associates

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