Charlotte County's road infrastructure includes roadways, bridges and railroad crossings. Within the County's road network, there are a total of 138 bridges, all of which are rated structurally sound. Most bridges are inspected by the State of Florida every two years however movable bridges and bridges with structural concerns are inspected more frequently. County roadways and bridges are maintained, widened, replaced, and/or rehabilitated by the County as needed. This work is either completed internally by the County of we will contract for the necessary repairs through the competitive bid process.
Roadways and bridges are classified as follows:
- Road and bridge roadways (Kings Highway and CR 771) are funded by gas tax and are County maintained.
- District roadways and bridges are funded by an MSBU/MSTU Street and Drainage Assessment and are County maintained. The MSBU/MSTUs that fund the necessary maintenance are included in the County's overall paving program and pavement maintenance program.
- Roadways not County maintained include federal (US 41, US 17), state (SR 776), City of Punta Gorda, private and dedicated not accepted, which are platted roadways never accepted by the County for maintenance.
The County's GIS website has a layer called "Road Maintenance Entity" (visible in the layers list when zoomed into a small area such as when searching by address) that shows the classification of each roadway.
For more information about the paving program, please contact the project manager at 941.575.3672.