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Hurricane Harvey: 25 percent of Port Aransas still in repair

PORT ARANSAS – After the most devastating hurricane in Texas history, Port Aransas mayor Charles Bujan says his city is about 75 percent complete in the recovery process.

Among the New Year’s resolutions include the Texas Department of Transportation will begin fixing ferry lanes to help ease traffic.

“So we’ll have stacking lanes and an ability to get a lot of the traffic off the streets and into areas adjacent to the ferry landing,” Bujan said.

About 1,200 people were without homes or places to stay after Harvey.  Bujan said Port Aransas’ city council has approved a public facilities corporation. It will get a contractor this year to begin a non-taxpayer funded housing project.

“And they will build somewhere upwards of 150 or so apartments which will help us with our housing need,” Bujan said.

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