Published: Apr 10, 2013 12:34 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 10, 2013 6:55 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Boaters trying to get through the Chiquita Lock will have to be patient.

The City of Cape Coral has been doing some repairs and a survey, forcing the lock to close. Crews are cleaning out the underwater tracks of the lock, and removing what doesn't belong... like a piece of boat that was stuck inside.

For the past couple of hours, a diver has been going in and out of the water, taking a hammer with him, and knocking off oysters and barnacles that have attached themselves to the bottom tracks.

During this work, boaters have had to be patient. Many have been waiting in line to get through as this work is under way, because they didn't know it was happening.

Today's work cost the city $500. The city has an annual budget of $6,500 dollars for work like this.