Midnight Pass Update

September 18, 2006

Causing yet another delay in opening Midnight Pass, the State of Florida has submitted a fourth round of inquiries into the long over due dredging project. While the delays mount so do the estimated cost which now exceeds $22 million. The estimated cost of restoring the pass was at $15 million. The timetable for the dredging is important as it must be scheduled around the sea turtle nesting season which runs from May to November. A delay of few months in the permitting process can set back the project an additional year. Click here for more information on this topic.


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