Corps of Engineers to begin erosion repairs at Snow’s Cut

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Snow's Cut Bridge (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is urging boaters to stay clear of construction along portions of Snow’s Cut as repairs for bank erosion begin today.

The Wilmington District has awarded a $1.8 million contract to repair erosion damage to three areas of Snow’s Cut worsened last year from Hurricane Matthew.. Two locations are on the north and south side and east of the Snow’s Cut Bridge, and one is near the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission boat launch.

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“For safety reasons, the portion of the Carolina Beach Recreational Trail from near the boat launch facility up to Bridge Barrier Road will be closed to the public until that portion of the project is completed,” said Wilmington District Navigation Program Project Manager Jim Medlock. “We ask that the public stay away from the construction area so that we can repair the eroded Snow’s Cut banks safely and as quickly as possible.”

Medlock anticipates that the contractor will likely close the recreational trail starting on or about December 1. The Corps estimates that repairs will continue through Spring 2018.