- The Canal Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of seawalls and dredging of canals located within the Burnt Store Isles and Punta Gorda Isles canal districts. Other duties include depression filling, seawall patching, cap patching, cap replacement, maintenance of aids to navigation, inspections, and related tasks.
Seawall replacement, seawall cap replacement, channel and inlet dredging, seawall stabilization, and mangrove trimming projects are accomplished by outside contractors selected through the competitive bid process.
The Canal Maintenance Division also performs an annual assessment of the seawall systems. This assessment records condition data of the seawall and it is mapped in a GIS (Geographical Information System) system. GIS mapping allows the Division to prioritize maintenance and replacement tasks. The data will allow the Division to continue the forecasting of estimated seawall longevity.
Ponce Inlet Dredging
Due to extremely low tides the work to dredge Ponce Inlet has been delayed to the week of February 3, 2020 through February 28, 2020 (weather and equipment operation permitting), However you may see construction crews setting up the spoil staging area as soon as January 30. 2020. Ponce Inlet Dredging map. The contractor will off load dredge material at the vacant lot at the southerly end of Colony Point; then the material will be transported to another location by dump trucks. For additional information on this project, please contact Canal Maintenance Supervisor, Cathy Miller, Punta Gorda Public Works Department at (941) 575-5050 between the business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.