Pass Christian Harbor expansion nears completion

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PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Oyster harvesters will soon be able to have more and easier access to the Pass Christian Harbor after its long-awaited expansion opens at the end of this month.

A ribbon-cutting is set for July 22.

Mayor Chipper McDermott tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1wpb5YR ) the 20-acre addition will cause the harbor to stretch from Hiern Avenue to Davis Avenue.

The whole project took a little longer and cost more than expected. The design had to be altered to have fewer slips after initial bids came in $4 million to $5 million too high.

The process started in 2009 when the first permits were requested and dredging and construction began in 2011.

McDermott said storms and hurricanes caused delays, but the project is on track.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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