Urangan Pier is about to have a major upgrade of its piles. The wooden piles will be replaced with steel piles encased in a plastic sleeve.
Urangan Pier is about to have a major upgrade of its piles. The wooden piles will be replaced with steel piles encased in a plastic sleeve. Alistair Brightman

Urangan Pier day-long closure delayed until Monday

UPDATE: The day-long closure of the Urangan Pier has been delayed until Monday due to a technical glitch, the Fraser Coast Regional Council says.

It was due to be closed for the day on Thursday but that been rescheduled to Monday.

EARLIER: The iconic Urangan Pier will be closed on Thursday as a $5 million, 660m refurbishment begins.

The pier will be closed while workers install a temporary walkway extending off the side to bypass the construction site.

Fraser Coast Regional Councillor for infrastructure and planning Trevor McDonald said it was a small inconvenience but easier in the long run.

"We need to close the pier totally so the cranes can lift into place the 17m walkway," he said.

"This is going to go on for three years. It is the best that we can provide."

The project will see the structure's old timber piles replaced with new steel ones wrapped in plastic to give them longevity.
 



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