April 9, 2019 3:30 am
Updated: April 9, 2019 11:56 am

White Rock city council awards contract for interim repairs to iconic pier

WATCH: (Aired Jan. 26, 2019) Jennifer Palma is joined by White Rock mayor, Darryl Walker, to discuss the ballooning costs to repair the pier.

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White Rock city council voted Monday night to award a contract for interim repairs to the White Rock Pier to PPM Civil Constructors, a heavy civil and marine contractor based in British Columbia.

The contract term is for approximately four months, with work beginning this month and set for completion by September.

The contract involves work on the destroyed sections of the iconic pier, and is the first step toward a longer-term, larger reconstruction project of the entire pier, which would entail structural upgrades to withstand future storms and weather events.

The value of the contract is $3,079,740 (including GST).

Council expects at least $3.1 million toward pier repairs to be paid by insurance proceeds.

The pier was severely damaged during December’s vicious windstorm.

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