A waterway restoration project will begin April 5 along a portion of the Tarpon River in Rio Vista and Downtown Fort Lauderdale. As part of this project, crews from Arbor Tree and Land, Inc. (ATL) will use hydraulic dredging equipment to remove sediment from the river in the area of SE 9 Avenue.
While this work is underway, the Tarpon River will be inaccessible for boat traffic from the staging area west of US 1 / Federal Highway to the SE 9 Street Bridge, as the work requires the use of barges, hoses, and other equipment that will be in the river. The area will be restored at the end of each week so that it is open for navigation on weekends.
More detailed information can be found on the city website. Should you have any questions about the project, the City’s project manager is