The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans to begin construction on improvements to the Guana River Dam in St. Johns County on April 1.
Construction is set to begin April 1 on improvements to the Guana River Dam in St. Johns County.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the work is necessary to address storm damage to the dam located on the south side of Lake Ponte Vedra within the state's Guana River Wildlife Management Area.
Weather permitting, construction should continue through August, according to the agency.
The $750,000 cost of the project is coming from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in repair allocations following Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Public access to the sidewalk and adjacent shoreline on the Lake Ponte Vedra side of the dam at the north side of the structure will be closed while construction is underway.
However, the Lake Ponte Vedra boat ramp will remain open. Fishing and crabbing still will be allowed in the lake outside the immediate work area, FWC officials said.
Teresa Stepzinski: (904) 359-4075