Pismo Beach promenade construction entering final phase

Construction on the final phase of the Pismo Beach promenade will start on Tuesday and should be finished in December.

The $1.4 million project includes the construction of a wooden boardwalk between the existing sections located at the end of Main Street and Pomeroy Avenue, and additional improvements to the pier plaza area, said Dwayne Chisam, Pismo Beach’s public works director/city engineer.

Those improvements include removing and replacing the concrete sidewalk along the existing seawall, removing the existing stairway – which was built in 1910 – and replacing it, adding two showers and reconstructing one shower, and building new storm drain facilities.

The pier will remain open during construction, he said.

Of the $1.4 million construction cost, $1.1 million came from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Chisam said. The rest came from other federal and state funds, he said.

Goleta-based Cushman Contracting Corporation will complete the work.

-- Cynthia Lambert

Some of the improvements planned for the promenade, such as relocating the restrooms, aren’t happening now. The rendering below doesn’t show the current restrooms in front of the pier, which are not moving.