The pier will be closed for a minimum of 18 months during the walkway construction phase. The rectangle deck area behind Pier 101 restaurant and the gift shop will remain open during this time. This will be an excellent area to view the ongoing construction project and progress. After the pier walkway is complete, a ramp to the side of the pier will be created for access onto the pier. The rectangular deck behind Pier 101 and the gift shop will be replaced next. This phase is anticipated to take four months to complete.