2022 Hurricane Dorian Beach Restoration Project
A beach restoration project in the summer of 2022 will replace sand lost during 2019's Hurricane Dorian. The project is engineered to provide enough healthy, protective beach to allow the Town to align its regularly scheduled beach nourishment maintenance with those of the other northern beaches, tentatively planned for 2027.
The project will place take place from 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road (Comfort Inn South) near Mile Post 16, south through 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road (see map).
The dredging contractor will likely provide a preliminary schedule for the work in the spring of 2022. These projects are complex, with a lot of variables that may impact the construction schedule.
We don't expect to know exactly when and where the project will begin until late spring 2022.
These projects are not linear in nature and due to the size of our project, we may have more than one beach closure area.
As background, sand is pumped ashore from an offshore dredge via a submerged pipeline. Construction typically proceeds in one direction from the submerged pipe (also known as a landing point) for a few thousand feet and then will proceed in the other direction from the same landing point.
When all work related to a particular landing point and pipeline length is complete, the contractor will temporarily stop pumping sand and relocate the submerged pipeline to a new landing point. Work will then begin all over again.
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