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Cayucos Pier could reopen before summer's end

Employees from Associated Pacific Constructors Inc. work on the railings of the Cayucos Pier in December 2014.
Employees from Associated Pacific Constructors Inc. work on the railings of the Cayucos Pier in December 2014. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The Cayucos Pier is set to reopen later this summer, two years after it was closed because of safety concerns.

The county-owned pier was closed in July 2013 after officials found missing and severely deteriorated piles and cross-bracing that could have caused the pier to collapse in a powerful winter storm. Divers discovered the creosote-treated pilings had rotted from the inside.

The pier’s $3.5 million renovation — paid for with county money, donations and grants — is expected to be completed by Aug. 14 with a formal opening on Labor Day.

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