Repairs underway for facilities on Front Beach in Ocean Springs
Front Beach in Ocean Springs took a hit from Hurricane Zeta and facilities like Fort Maurepas Park and Chester McPherson Pier are still currently closed for repairs.
Although families will still have time to enjoy at least one of these facilities before the end of summer as the park is expected to reopen July 6th.
As for the pier, it won’t be open as soon. The city had to wait for evaluations from FEMA before awarding it to Borries Construction.
Ward 2 Alderman Rickey Authement shares it’s been ‘a long time coming’ for repairs as residents and visitors have been without the amenities for about eight months, but the city has to follow the protocols put in place. “I understand their frustration. A lot of people like the piers. They like to be able to come out and fish, but given the guidelines we have to follow with our evaluations and our reviews and going out for bid, it’s a long process.”
The pier is expected to take anywhere from 60 to 90 days as they’re waiting for materials.