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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  • 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
Substantial Completion May 2019