Vidalia to lengthen boat ramp while ablePublished 12:04am Saturday, June 30, 2012
VIDALIA— The Vidalia landing boat ramp located on the riverfront will be closed for two weeks for construction.
Vidalia Street Department Director Lee Staggs said the city is taking advantage of the low levels on the Mississippi River to lengthen the ramp.
“When we built the ramp, we could only make it so long because the river was so high,” Staggs said. “The river has gotten so low, that now we can go back and extend it.”
Staggs said the construction work shouldn’t take more than two weeks.
As of Friday, the river level at Natchez was 13.9 feet.