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Natchez board reviews river dock plans
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September 27, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

By John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss. – City leaders reviewed plans Tuesday for building a Natchez riverboat dock estimated to cost about $13 million. It could be funded by federal dollars if successfully sought by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. They’ll decide next month whether to apply for the federal funds.

As proposed, the dock would be down Roth Hill Road on the Mississippi River near Magnolia Bluffs Casino. It would accommodate two large paddlewheelers, such as the American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi. They currently dock at Natchez Under-the-Hill on Silver Street. The facility could also have a permanently docked riverboat for giving short-term excursions on the river.

The city has an Oct. 16 deadline to apply for money from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER program (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants).

Natchez has sought state and federal funds in the past for a riverboat docking facility with no success.




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