State Judge Recommends Chiquita Lock Remain in Cape Coral

by | Dec 13, 2019 | Cape Coral Spreader Canals, Press

Originally published by WINK News on December 13, 2019

The City of Cape Coral wants the Chiquita Lock gone, but environmentalists say it will cause problems and want it to stay. A state judge agrees the lock should remain.

The decision on the Chiquita Lock has been the topic of controversy for months. Boaters have complained about the wait times at the lock. Getting in and out of this spot can get busy, especially during season. But a state judge’s 50-page recommendation says the wait is worth it.

Cape Coral city leaders have tried for years to get rid of the Chiquita Lock, and the Florida Department of Environment Protection recently approved the removal of it.

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