Chiquita Lock removal to be discussed Monday

Posted at 2:02 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 14:02:22-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Area boaters should receive a status update Monday night on the city's plan to permanently remove the Chiquita Lock.

This would mean no more waiting at the gate for entry to the canal system in the southwest section of Cape Coral.

The lock was built nearly 40-years ago to help manage tide and salinity levels.  But city leaders are now confident that any environmental issues have been solved.

The city voted to get rid of the lock over the summer and has since been working to get the correct permits to follow through with the plan.