The projected construction timeline for the new County Pier located just west of Alf Coleman Road is around 16 months, barring no unexpected obstacles present themselves. The design is exactly the same as the new Russell-Fields pier located right across from Pier Park. Alf Coleman Road is the road the Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on, and it runs almost directly into Sterling Reef Condominiums on the Gulf of Mexico.
Construction began in March of this year with the concrete ramp that leads up to the portion of the pier that extends out into the water already complete. The next milestone is expected in October when they should have the “mid”-section complete by.
The totall cost of this pier will be $7.6 million with FEMA picking up $3 million of the tab. Completion is expected to be June of 2010.