New Piers Planned

Mathews County’s pier at Old Matthews Lane in the Hallieford area is set for replacement in May, prompting boat owners to clear the area by removing vessels and personal belongings. County Facilities Manager Tim Tillage announced that remaining boats will be towed at owners’ expense, with personal items disposed of. The new pier will match the current length but feature a shorter T-head, and will be specifically tailored for recreational use. Tillage anticipates construction from mid-May to early June, with a future plan for improved parking. Following this project, Old Mill Landing’s pier is slated for replacement, followed by a 100-foot pier at Roane Point Drive’s public landing in Cobbs Creek.