The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will temporarily close two boat ramps on the Caloosahatchee River at the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam near Alva, Florida, for repairs.
The boat ramp at the W.P. Franklin Recreation Area on the south side of the lock is scheduled for repairs and will be closed to the public Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19.
The boat ramp at the W.P Franklin North Recreation Area Campground is scheduled to be closed to the public for repairs the following week, Monday March 23 through Thursday, March 26.
During the closures, boaters should plan to use boat ramps in alternative locations.
“We recognize the inconvenience this closure may cause to people planning to use the boat ramps,” said Steve Dunham, Chief of the Corps’ South Florida Operation Office. “However, the safety of the guests at our recreation areas is our top priority. We will work to reopen these facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.”
For more information on Corps of Engineers recreation facilities in south Florida, please visit the Jacksonville District website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation.aspx.
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Release no. 15-034