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Naples Pier reopens weeks ahead of schedule

Posted: 2:21 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 18:21:21Z

NAPLES, Fla. -- The Naples Pier is scheduled to reopen Monday afternoon after being closed for repairs.

The City of Naples said in a release that the reopening comes six weeks ahead of schedule.

The western part of the pier was closed following Hurricane Irma, and city officials closed the entire pier back in July in order to complete repairs between the restrooms and concession stand.

Cosmos at the Pier is expected to reopen for business on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. 

The city's building department and consulting engineer inspected all repairs and authorized the reopening. 

“City Council and I extremely pleased to have completed this project ahead of schedule. We know how important the pier is to our community and I am so happy to welcome everyone back to the Naples Fishing Pier," Mayor Bill Barnett said in a press release. 

According to a release, Naples City Council awarded the repair contract to Zep Construction for  $182,470, which includes a city controlled contingency of $23,800. 

City staff is expected to go over the contingency expenses next week and they project the final cost to be under budget.