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Sidewalk construction starting in Gardens of Gulf Cove

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Pre­lim­i­nary work for side­walk con­struc­tion will begin in the Gar­dens of Gulf Cove on Drucker Cir­cle, Col­i­seum Boule­vard and Con­is­ton Street start­ing Tues­day, April 15.

Side­walk con­struc­tion will begin shortly there­after and is expected to be com­pleted by May 9. Traf­fic pat­terns will shift due to inter­mit­tent lane clo­sures through­out the dura­tion of this project. There will be traf­fic signs and flag­men present as needed and cit­i­zens are urged to use cau­tion when mov­ing through in this area.

More infor­ma­tion about this project is avail­able online.

 

CCSO to roll out new phone app

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Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – It has hap­pened to most peo­ple. You are dri­ving along and traf­fic has come to a stand-still. There is an acci­dent some­where up ahead that has traf­fic snarled.

If only you had known about the sit­u­a­tion, you could have taken an alter­na­tive route.

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Tom Adams Bridge schedule for April 12–13

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Due to the Char­lotte Har­bor Super Boat Grand Prix event, the Tom Adams Bridge open­ing sched­ule will com­ply with U.S. Coast Guard require­ments regard­ing marine traffic.

On Sat­ur­day, April 12, and Sun­day, April 13, the Tom Adams Bridge draw­bridge will be raised for boats to pass on demand as usual, except from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., when the bridge will be raised every 30 minutes.

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Sheriff: No Englewood road closures for boat race

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – There will be no road clo­sures dur­ing the upcom­ing Char­lotte Har­bor Super Boat Grand Prix at Engle­wood Beach.

Any­one in the area of Engle­wood Beach April 11–13 dur­ing the race can expect con­ges­tion and poten­tial traf­fic delays, accord­ing to the Char­lotte County Sher­iff’ Office, but no roads are being closed as a result of the race.

Separate traffic stops result in 2 charged with cocaine possession

Thomas Dwayne Baggott, left, and Nicholas Steven Campbell

Thomas Dwayne Bag­gott, left, and Nicholas Steven Campbell

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Two men were arrested in Engle­wood in sep­a­rate inci­dents Wednes­day and charged with pos­sess­ing cocaine, accord­ing to a Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office news release.

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Englewood Water District hearing called to reset districts

A public hearing is set for Thursday.

A pub­lic hear­ing is set for Thursday.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — The Engle­wood Water Dis­trict will hold a pub­lic hear­ing at 8:30 a.m. Thurs­day, April 3, in the Board Room at the EWD office, 201 Selma Ave.

The pur­pose of the hear­ing shall be to amend the five Engle­wood Water Dis­trict super­vi­sor elec­tion districts.

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Charlotte Co. committees need volunteers

Charlotte County needs Englewood-area volunteers.

Char­lotte County needs Englewood-area volunteers.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. —Char­lotte County is look­ing for vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing committees:

Gar­dens of Gulf Cove Street & Drainage Unit Advi­sory Com­mit­tee is seek­ing two vol­un­teers to serve as reg­u­lar mem­bers for a three year term from the date of appoint­ment. Appli­cants must be a res­i­dent of Char­lotte County and reside within the Unit. Sub­mit appli­ca­tion and resume to Pub­lic Works Depart­ment, 7000 Florida Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; call 941−575−3600 or email MSBU-TU@CharlotteFL.com.

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FHP beefing up I-75 patrols through March 30

Traffic enforcement will be more intense this weekend on I-75.

Traf­fic enforce­ment will be more intense this week­end on I-75.

Sub­mit­ted by Florida High­way Patrol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida High­way Patrol is col­lab­o­rat­ing with five other states in an effort to keep the road­ways safe and fatality-free through March 30.

All six states that line Inter­state 75 (Florida, Geor­gia, Ten­nessee, Ken­tucky, Ohio and Michi­gan), will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in an inten­si­fied enforce­ment effort called “Stay­ing Alive on I-75.” By all states work­ing together, the entire 1,786 miles of I-75 will be cov­ered under this enforce­ment action.

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