Pascagoula company awarded bid to build Deer Island pier

BILOXI, Mississippi — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced Wednesday that a Pascagoula company has been awarded the bid to construct a public pier at Deer Island.

“We could not be more pleased construction of the new pier will be performed by local Mississippians with an extensive background in construction on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Hosemann said during a Wednesday press conference.

Walters Diving and Marine submitted the winning bid of $298,887.10 — lower than the $309,476 cost estimate by engineering firm Brown & Mitchell. Construction will begin this summer.