Port Canaveral Lock Will Remain Closed Through April 30 Due to Need For Additional Repairs
By Space Coast Daily // February 8, 2020
the Lock originally was set to reopen to boating traffic on March 31
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Canaveral Lock will remain closed for another month due to the need for additional repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this week.
Closed since Jan. 1, the Lock originally was set to reopen to boating traffic on March 31, but repairs will keep the Lock closed through April 30.
Maintenance is necessary to repair aging and damaged infrastructure in addition to improving public and vessel safety. During the maintenance closure – the first in 10 years – the Lock chamber has been dewatered, allowing crews to perform inspections, replace corroded steel structure, 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, so vessel operators in the area should use minimal speed for safety.
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