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Jacksonville Beach Pier could reopen around July 4th

Rory Diamond
via News4Jax
The Jacksonville Beach Pier is close to reopening.

The Jacksonville Beach Pier is set to reopen in the next few weeks after a lengthy construction project.

Crews rebuilt about two-thirds of the popular tourist attraction after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017 washed away more than 100 feet of the structure.

Many beachgoers told News4JAX on Monday that it’s about time. Whether they come to Jacksonville Beach to fish, surf or just enjoy the beautiful views, they said they can’t wait for the construction to be done.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.