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Pier 60 Construction Starts Monday

Nearly $500,000 in repairs to Clearwater Beach's Pier 60, including fixing portions of the concrete deck and pilings, replacing railings and installing a catwalk around the bait house starts Monday. The project is expected to last six months, which

Work on nearly $500,000 of repairs and upgrades to Clearwater Beach's Pier 60 starts Monday.

Construction includes fixing portions of the concrete deck and pilings, replacing railings and installing a catwalk around the bait house.

"While there is no structural damage to the pier, several areas appear to have been hit by lightning and have pieces of concrete missing," Gordon Wills, Operations Manager for the Marine and Aviation Department, said in a release. "The wood has been rotated to extend its life, but now it's time to be replaced."

The wood railings on the 2,500-foot perimeter is about 20 years old.

The work is expected to take about six months, which includes construction time during spring break.

The pier is expected to remain open during construction. The work should not impact the Sunsets at Pier 60 daily and nightly festival.

The city-owned pier was rebuilt with the bait house and six covered pavilions in 1994 at a cost of more than $2.2 million. Last year, more than 183,000 visitors used the fishing pier at the end of Pier 60.

Call 727-462-6954 for more information.

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