White Rock pier to close for repairs
A White Rock landmark popular amongst exercise enthusiasts and visitors alike will be closed to the public next week and intermittently through mid-May.
City communications co-ordinator Jamie Leggatt confirmed Tuesday that the closure is to facilitate the repair and replacement of damaged piles and cross-braces; work that was identified as necessary during a 2010 inspection.
Council voted Feb. 25 to proceed with the work, estimated to cost $405,000.
In all, 16 piles are being stabilized in the process, with the project to take no more than 45 days in all.
March 18-25, crews will be conducting pile-driving using a large barge. The work is dependent on high tide and will be noisy, Leggatt said.
The work is expected to be completed by May 17.