Hayward Canal dredging begins next week

The Hayward Canal dredging project will begin Monday, June 6, and be completed in November, Charlotte County said.

This project could cause delays in boating traffic through the channel.

Boaters using the El Jobean boat ramp and Hayward Canal may experience delays and allow extra time when planning to travel through this area.

“Boaters are encouraged to choose alternate routes. The Public Works Department reminds boaters to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of dredging zones,” Charlotte County said.

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This project has been initiated by request of the citizens of the Hayward Waterway MSBU.

Funding for the dredging of the access channel and main canal is through WCIND grant funding.

The finger channels have been removed from this scope due to MSBU funding constraints and are being planned for a future project.

The purpose is to restore depth and width, providing safe navigation to and from the public boat ramp. 

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