Construction has begun on a project to improve a stretch of the historic Santa Monica Pier.
Work on the so called “Pier Renewal Project” began April 25 and is expected to last approximately one year, city officials say.
The project is part of the efforts to enhance the landmark structure for residents and visitors and maintain it for future generations.
Built in the early 1900s, the original pier structure has undergone several remodels over its 100-plus year life.
The Pier Renewal Project will upgrade a significant portion of the pier stretching from the edge of the sand to approximately 365 feet westward over the Pacific Ocean, providing increased structural soundness and extending the pier’s service life, city officials said.
The pier and its businesses will remain open throughout construction.