Wrightsville Beach renourishment project gets underway

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The town of Wrightsville Beach announced Thursday the Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project has begun.
The project is Federally funded and under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The town said Weeks Marine, Inc. began mobilization on the beach Thursday which involves installing large pipes on the beach and prepping beach walkovers. They say the actual dredging and pumping of sand will begin on or before February 12.

The project will begin just north of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort and end just north of the Holiday Inn Resort.  A work area of approximately 1,200 feet will be fenced off and work will continue 24/7.

The dredging and beach fill portion of the project will take approximately 30 days.

Following the dredging and beach fill portion of the project, there will be a 10 to 12 day demobilization period.  With the exception of the construction zone, the beach will remain open.
Work is scheduled to be completed by March 31.
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