The Pismo Beach Pier is expected to re-open in time for a popular annual event this fall.
Mayor Ed Waage says the city’s senior engineer announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the project would be completed by the Clam Festival, which is set for October 19-21 in Pismo Beach.
That’s sooner than the end-of-year projection given in June.
Rehabilitation work on the damaged pier has been underway for more than a year.
Once complete, it will contain 183 new steel pilings, feature new lighting with banners and public art while still keeping the original feel of the four-diamond layout first constructed in 1984.
The project has a price tag of about $8.8 million.