The City of Seal Beach proposes to improve the structural integrity of the Seal Beach Municipal Pier, as well as upgrade existing utility lines. This project will upgrade aged and damaged utility lines and restore the structural stability of the Pier. These pier repairs will rehabilitate damaged structural members and improve the pier’s overall existing utility system. The project supports the overall enhancement, establishment, and preservation of public access ways.

By September 2018, the City is expecting to commence construction on the improvements to the Seal Beach Municipal Pier over an anticipated 9-month construction process with substantial completion of the project expected by May 2019.

At this time, there has been no official determination made regarding if a tenant or restaurant will occupy the space at the end of the Seal Beach Pier. All the improvements to the utility lines and structural support systems that are being done, as a part of this Improvement Project, will allow for the infrastructure to be in place should a future determination be made regarding a tenant or restaurant.

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  • On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, and continuing through Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and into Thursday January 24, 2019 the Seal Beach Pier will be temporarily closed as the Pier Improvements Project moves its crane to the staging area in the 10th Street Parking in preparation of an upcoming lumber delivery. The Pier will be closed and re-opened in sections as the crane makes its way toward Ocean Ave on Tuesday afternoon, and back out toward the end of the Pier, Wednesday morning. Please be aware that Ocean Avenue will be closed from 8th Street through 10th Street, including the Main Street Intersection, for upwards of 30 minutes while the crane is on the road.
  • Pier Closure Scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7am to 4pm
  • The City of Seal Beach Pier Improvement Project has been progressing since the project was awarded, with work beginning in September of 2018
    • Temporary power and lighting is now installed at the site
    • The temporary fire suppression system has been approved by Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and is now fully installed on the pier
    • Demolition of the Pier’s old utility lines is now underway, starting on the landward side of the Pier and then work out towards the seaward end
    • Potholing and excavation began recently for the installation of the new water system near the 10th street parking lot and Pier restrooms
    • We ask that visitors to the pier exercise extreme caution around the work zone and around construction equipment
    • For the complete Press Release, visit www.sealbeachca.gov
  • October 2018 - Temporary electrical resources are now complete and in place at the Pier. Construction crews are now gearing up for the next phase of work on the Pier Improvements Project.
  • September 2018 - Construction for structural repairs begins
  • On Friday, August 10, 2018, the Beach Division encountered a Pier Piling member that had washed ashore during beach cleaning operations. After an investigation of the Pier’s infrastructure, a piling on the fender of the Pier for the boat ramp was identified and assessed to be broken at the water level. The City began making immediate emergency repairs on Monday, August 13, 2018. The work was completed, and the damaged fender pile was stabilized and braced with supports.

    These immediate emergency repairs were not related to the Seal Beach Pier Improvements Project. The stabilized fender pile is expected to be fully replaced during the Seal Beach Pier Improvements Project, which will formally begin in September 2018.

  • 2018 - Upgrades to existing utility lines begins

Project Schedule
Activity/Milestone Date/Timeframe
Award Contractor June 2018
Anticipated Start of Construction Early September 2018
  • Temporary Power and Lighting Installation
  • Temporary Fire Suppression System Installation
  • Potholing and Excavation Began (Vicinity of the 10th Street Parking Lot and the Pier Restrooms
October 2018
  • Electrical Landside SCE Equipment Pad and Potable Water Installation
  • Demo Under Existing Pier Corridor Cover
  • Demo Potable Water, Sewer and Fire System
  • Demo Electrical Systems Pier Landside
  • Install Temporary Fire Line
  • Install Groin Wall Fence
  • Pothole Water Installation at Edison Transformer Location
  • Light Pole Refurbishment
November 2018
  • Landside Electrical Utilities – continuation of trench excavation and electric conduit work
  • Pier Electrical Work – demolition of electrical utilities and installation of new replacement utilities
  • Pier Mechanical Systems – under pier utilities demolition and installation of the new replacement systems
  • Pier Structure - installation of scaffolding under the pier as well as crane arrival and deployment onto the Pier
December 2018
Substantial Completion May 2019