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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 the consultant engineer for this project has provided 60% plans and is working towards 90%. DMK is also working to obtain the federal permit or exemption from the Army Corps of Engineer, required for construction. ACOE is reviewing the project for determination on whether this requires a permit. Correspondence between the Consultant Engineer and Army Corps of Engineers is ongoing in pursuit of obtaining a permit or exemption. County staff has completed a full review of 60% electrical and mechanical plans. County staff has submitted 60% comments to the EOR. The EOR continues to work on responses to those comment and progresses towards 90% plans. The county has decided to include a Tender House into the design features. The county received a draft scope for the Tender House design for review. The county will provide comments on the Tender House design scope in prep to finalize the scope and fees for this change order. County staff has been working with the EOR on environmental conditions for Lock use ahead of receiving the ACOE permit. Also getting together historical and current information and facts working towards tender house design scope. County review of Engineer design scope draft was completed and returned to the EOR with comments. Ongoing communication with the ACOE is current as we near permit approval. County is awaiting a revised scope from DMK for the Tender House design. Recent communication with the ACOE includes environmental and endangered species conditions.


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 08/01/2022
Construction 11/03/2025

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Project Manager
Zach Patchell

Public Relations
Brian Gleason
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Sponsor Department
Public Works

Design Engineer/Architect
DMK Associates

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