The long-awaited expansion of the St. Tammany Fishing Pier in Slidell is now fully under construction. The annual spring opening of the Pier — usually March 1st — is pushed back this year as construction crews from STEELE-R Development, LLC, will need to travel the first span to complete their work on the Phase II expansion. The spring opening is slated for late April or early May of 2021, barring any construction delays.
“This investment in the expansion of the Pier is something patrons have been anticipating for some time. We look forward to the day when we can fully open the Pier and celebrate its completion,” said Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to finish this project and prepare to welcome citizens back to the Pier in the coming months.”
In July, 2020, $390,000 in Capital Outlay funding was approved for Phase II of the St. Tammany Fishing Pier Offshore project. This estimated total cost of project is $1.3 million, a portion of which will be funded through a grant from the Wallop Breaux Public Access and Boating Facility through Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries in the amount of $992,0458.50.
Phase II of this project includes developing the western span of the old twin spans section of the Pier, currently closed to public use; shelter structures, cleaning stations and fishing platforms, as well as the installation of guardrails, and exterior lighting. This is a 120-day project.
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