County, Ft Lauderdale Area, FL New Opening Schedule:
On August 16, 2005, the Coast Guard proposed to change the regulations governing the operations of 10 drawbridges and establish operating regulations for 2 drawbridges, all of which cross the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Broward County, FL. The proposed rule would require all of these drawbridges to open twice an hour. The proposed schedule is based on a request from Broward County officials, a test the Coast Guard conducted from December, 2004, until February 2005, and comments received from the public based on the test. The proposed schedule meets the reasonable needs of navigation while accommodating increased vehicular traffic throughout the county. Due to the active hurricane season and lack of comments to the previous Notice of Proposed Rulemaking we are reissuing the previous Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Broward County Bridge Schedule
(2) NE 14th Street bridge, mile 1055.0 at Pompano. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
(3) Atlantic Boulevard (SR 814) bridge, mile 1056.0 at Pompano. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(4) Commercial Boulevard (SR 870) bridge, mile 1059.0, at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(5) Oakland Park Boulevard bridge, mile 1060.5 at Fort Lauderdale. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
(6) East Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838) bridge, mile 1062.6, at Fort Lauderdale. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(7) East Las Olas bridge, mile 1064 at Fort Lauderdale. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
(8) SE 17th Street (Brooks Memorial) bridge, mile 1065.9 at Fort Lauderdale. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(9) Dania Beach Boulevard bridge, mile 1069.4 at Dania Beach. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(10) Sheridan Street bridge, mile 1070.5, at Fort Lauderdale. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
(11) Hollywood Beach Boulevard (SR 820) bridge, mile 1072.2 at Hollywood. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(12) Hallandale Beach Boulevard (SR 824) bridge, mile 1074.0 at Hallandale. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before March 15, 2006.
and related material to:
E-mail your comments to: mlieberum@D7.uscg.mil
Please include your name and address on all correspondence. Ref Docket number (CGD07-04-136)
For further information contact: Mr. Gwin Tate, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, telephone number (305) 415-6747.
The Fifth District USCG LNMs 03-08 advise that the Coast Guard is reopening the period for public comment concerning the drawbridge operation regulations; AICW, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, at mile 8.8, in Chesapeake, VA, because the Dominion Boulevard (US 17) Bridge is utilized frequently and members of the public have communicated to the Coast Guard that they would like to make additional comments. Comments on the interim rulemaking should be forwarded to COMMANDER, FIFTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT (oan) 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704, attention (obr), no later than March 10, 2006. A copy of Public Notice 5-1060, which describes the reason for the reopening the comment period, can be obtained by writing to the address above or by calling (757) 398-6222.
The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting to provide a forum for citizens to provide oral comments relating to the drawbridge operation regulations for the Dominion Boulevard (US 17) Bridge. The meeting will be open to the public. This meeting will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 1, 2006, at the Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322-5598. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should be forwarded to the above address attention (obr) no later than February 28, 2006.
River (VA) Proposed New Fixed Bridge:
(Up)River, VA, Changes:
Any comments on this
change should be sent to:
Bridge VA Trailer Boaters Beware:
Inlet, NC, (Not on the ICW) Shallow Again:
Bay, SC (Georgetown area):
Winyah Bay Range C Front Light: will be changed to a Quick Flashing White with an 8 degree spread. The light is now visible 4 degrees each side of the rangeline.
Winyah Bay Range C Rear Light: will be changed to a Flashing White ISO 6-s with an 8 degree spread. The light is now visible 4 degrees each side of the rangeline.
This work is scheduled to be completed the week of 20 March 2006.
Sound, GA, Mile 690:
The shoal just north of the turn at R “32” is apparently building southward toward the channel. It is marked by a small green “31”, very close to “32”. We were down to 9.5 ft. showing on our depth sounder in the channel between “31” and “32”, at which point we became very alarmed and sharply turned to follow the magenta line which is now drawn on the wrong side of “32”. We went inside of “32” (west of it), where the depth immediately went down to more than 60 ft as indicated on our depth sounder. We have found that usually when the magenta line crosses on the wrong side of a marker, either it or the marker is in the wrong place on the chart. The wind was blowing 35 knots at the time, so we didn’t hang around to investigate. This is an area to approach with extreme caution.
NOTE: In the pages long list of “Discrepencies in Federal Aids” section of the 7th District Local Notices, I noticed that as of the 06 (Feb. 7, 2006) Seventh District LNM, that Marker “32” in St Andrew Sound is reported to be “off station”. It is also listed in 07 and 08 as the same. This is an area to Approach with Caution.
Old Place Near Lake Worth Inlet:
Drilling Holes in the ICW, Ft Lauderdale Area:
This information is not to be used for navigation. Consult the latest charts and Local Notices to Mariners and use prudent seamanship. Any person or entity that uses this information in any way, as a condition of that use, agrees to waive and does waive any and all claims which may arise from that use.
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