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Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Public Works

APWA AccreditationThe Public Works Department utilizes a skilled, engaged workforce to enhance the quality of life for Charlotte County residents by continually improving infrastructure and providing services in a cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the community.

The Public Works Department builds and maintains roadways, bridges, navigable waterways, stormwater infrastructure, traffic lights and signs, rights-of-ways and landscaping in unincorporated areas of Charlotte County while protecting and preserving the environment.

The Department further provides solid waste management including curbside service and operation of the landfill, manages mosquito and aquatic weed control programs and operates the Indian Spring and Lieutenant Carl Bailey Cemeteries.


Public Works Director - John Elias

John Elias

Public Works Director

John Elias serves as the director of Public Works and oversees all divisions, staffing and projects.

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Department News

**REVISED** Marine Advisory - South Gulf Cove Lock Closed Wednesday, June 5

**REVISED** Marine Advisory - South Gulf Cove Lock Closed Wednesday, June 5

June 4, 2024 11:56 am

South Gulf Cove lock is open to boat traffic.

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Marine Advisory - South Gulf Cove Waterway Levels

Marine Advisory - South Gulf Cove Waterway Levels

June 3, 2024 3:29 pm

The South Gulf Cove lock is scheduled to be open during high tide Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7.

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Traffic Advisory - Bridge #014054 is Closed on Appleton Boulevard

Traffic Advisory - Bridge #014054 is Closed on Appleton Boulevard

May 17, 2024 11:09 am

The Appleton Boulevard bridge (Bridge # 014054) over the Santa Cruz Waterway will be closed from Monday, May 20, until Saturday, Aug. 3.

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