US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Notice to Navigation: 2019-007 Public Comment Due Sep 30 for Canaveral Lock Closure for Maintenance 1 Dec 2019 - 30 March 2020

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
Date  08/02 /2019
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN PO Box 4970
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019
863-983-8101
NOTICE NUMBER: 0007 Amendment 1
LOCAL NUMBER: 20190710 WATERWAY: CANAVERAL HARBOR
EFFECTIVE: 7/10/ 2019 00:00 thru 09/30/2019 24:00 EST

POC: Gary Hipkins, South Florida Operations Office, 863-983-8101
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

CANAVERAL LOCK SCHEDULED CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
10 July 2019 to 30 September 2019

REFERENCE:
a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters

1. Notice to Navigation
Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public, marinas, commercial
and recreational vessels traveling through Canaveral Lock it will be closed for maintenance 1
December 2019 to 30 March 2020.  This will be the first total closure in 10 years.  Maintenance is
necessary to repair aging and damaged infrastructure in addition to improving public and vessel
safety.  Repairs will require the lock chamber to be dewatered for crews to perform inspections,
replace corroded steel structures, paint, install new gate seals, and repair Manatee Protection
System components. During the closure barges, floating cranes and divers will be working in the
lock entrance requiring vessel operators in the area to use minimal speed and caution for safety.

Public comments and concerns related to this closure will be accepted until 30 September 2019 and
can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 525 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 Attn: Gary
Hipkins or e-mailed to Gary.L.Hipkins@usace.army.mil.

 

//signed//
Gary L. Hipkins
Chief Navigation & Flood Risk
Management
South Florida Operations

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CESAJ-PM-W-N
P. O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, FL 33440-5399
Phone: 863-983-8101