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Pier and boat launch closed for repairs

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County's Lake Mars Pier in Gulf Park Estates will be closed beginning Tuesday for repairs.

The pier's piling, decking, steps and pavilion will be replaced.

The Lake Mars Pier has been partially opened since heavily damaged during Hurricane Gustav in 2008.

One fisherman said right now, he is only able to fish off half of the pier because of the damages, but after the repairs are complete, it will allow him a wider variety of water to throw his line.

"We could catch more fish, and we'll be able to jump off the dock," said Ethan Beauchamp.

The project is expected to take two months to complete. The boat launches will be open during most of the construction. The county will also close the Brittany Avenue Boat Launch into St. Martin Bayou on Tuesday for renovation.

 

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