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Aug 31, 2010 3:22 PM by Melissa Canone

Hurricane Ike-Battered Dike in Texas City Reopening

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - The Hurricane Ike-battered dike in
Texas City will reopen Sept. 11.
Officials say repairs are being completed for the dike to reopen
two days before the second anniversary of the hurricane.
Boat ramps, fishing piers and bait camps lined the 5-mile-long
dike before Ike stormed ashore. The pier was built to protect Min
Texas City ship channel, but became one of the busiest fishing and
boating spots on the Texas coast.
Mayor Matt Doyle says a $5 fee per vehicle will be charged on
weekends through October and then resume next Memorial Day weekend,
running through Labor Day 2011. Admission also will be charged on
the Fourth of July.
Texas City residents can use the dike at no cost, if they have a
city-provided sticker.

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