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Town Point Landing slated for renovations

Town Point Landing on Put-In Creek and the East River in Mathews is slated for renovations this winter. The work will include expansion of the pier, replacement of the decking, work on the existing bulkhead, and installation of a hand launch for kayakers and canoeists.

Lee Walker, outreach director for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, said that the pier and bulkhead had eroded from saltwater and weather exposure and “had really taken a beating.”

In addition to work on the structures, he said, the parking lot will be regraded and the shoreline stabilized.

The project will cost $245,000, said Walker, with DGIF contributing $183,750 and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission paying $61,250. It will take about 90 days to finish the project, he said, with Feb. 1 as the projected completion date. The work is being done over the winter in order to minimize the impact on the boating public, he said. A press release from DGIF said that the sites may not be ...

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