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    Quote Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
    It is a multi faceted project.
    And the way 'gubment' works is, one phase cannot begin until the previous is complete.
    The 'good news' is we should be over halfway there ;-)

    1. All hell breaks loose
    2. assessment phase
    3. plan phase
    4. permitting phase
    5. RFPs
    6. Bids let
    7. Actual construction phase
    8. Reopen, rinse and repeat...

    I was a government contractor for awhile…. Getting any work done at all is stupid difficult. 50 layers of red tape and BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 00706 View Post
    The word is early to mid April
    Of what year?
    Remember Duane Allman


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    The last one! They’re talking about firing up the dredge again this fall...

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    Sure wish all the paper work had been done this time last year!
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    Thinking how slow the. pier repairs are going, Yesterday as I went over the toll bridge I saw how far along the new ICW marina has come along and thought that is fast for a 47 acre project so I looked into it......June 17, 2021 Kay Ivey was there to kick off the marina and the article said it should be open by same time in 2022 (June 2022). Even adding time for plans and permits Looks like it was fast tracked? 2023 looking more realistic for the pier.

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    I am giving it up til maybe next year , headed to sunset beach in NC in may, free lodging so may take a fishing boat out a time or 2, reckon they can't find the $ to fix it by next year I will just go back to NC . Like the gulf but a lot farther drive and such and not able to enjoy stuff I want calls for a change lol

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    They've got the $, permits and contract after jumping through hoops and should start construction soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fshntime View Post
    They've got the $, permits and contract after jumping through hoops and should start construction soon.
    Is the scuttlebutt still that they can do it in 4 or 5 months with good weather?
    RTR anyway.

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    That is not scuttlebutt, it is on the 'official' pier page @ https://www.alapark.com/parks/gulf-s...education-pier

    GULF SHORES, ALA. – Gulf State Park Pier repair is currently in the permitting phase with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and we are unsure of when the permit will be completed and issued. However, if all goes well we hope to receive the permit early in 2022. We expect to be able to put this project out for bid by late-February. After a final review of the permit special award conditions, plan specifications, bids, contracting and other process requirements our expectation is to begin construction in April, 2022. The coordination between the federal agencies and permitting takes time and is a tedious process. If the permitting and bid process goes as planned, we are looking forward to re-opening of the pier near the end of this summer. We recognize the importance of the Pier to our community and guests and are working diligently with all the parties involved to expedite the opening as soon as possible.
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    The article on the pier page would be a lot more comforting if it were not for:
    unsure of when
    if all goes well
    we hope to
    we expect to
    our expectations
    tedious process

    Maybe all my trips around the sun have made me a pessimist but phrases like that make me nervous.

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