Pier upgrade project to start Sept. 4

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The city of Seal Beach announced this that the Seal Beach Pier Improvement Project will formally commence on Tueday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day, according to a city press release issued too late to be published in the Sun’s print edition. The project is expected to be completed by May 2019.


The construction work on the pier will replace aged and damaged utility lines, restore the pier for public use and access, and improve the structural support system so that infrastructure is in place should a determination be made for a potential tenant at the end of the pier.


In late June, the city awarded the construction contract to the John S. Meek Company Inc., a marine construction contractor with extensive experience in the construction and reconstruction of piers, wharfs, marinas and docks. The city hired MBI Media as part of the project managment team to keep the community informed about the construction project as it progresses. As of 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, the MBI website, http://sealbeachpier.org, states the pier repair project will begin in September 2018.


Construction will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Night and Saturday work will only take place with advance written approval from city staff. The end of the pier will remain closed during construction. However, the majority of the pier and the pier playground (tot lot) will remain open during construction.


The bulk of the 10th Street Beach Parking Lot will be utilized to house construction equipment and materials. The 8th Street Beach Parking Lot will not be impacted by the Project and is available for visitors.


For more information on the Seal Beach Pier Improvement Project, please visit sealbeachpier.org or contact Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos at 562-431-2527 ext. 1308.