The Dredge Liberty Island will be leaving for Norfolk this evening for repairs and is expected to return to work on Thursday morning, June 27, 2019. You can track the dredge's whereabouts at MarineTraffic and search for Liberty Island.
Over the last few days, the dredge has continued to make good progress nourishing the beach and is now working in the area north of Nags Head's Town Hall, near Mile Post 14.
While the dredge is in Norfolk, construction equipment will move to a new submerged pipeline (this is the pipe through which sand is pumped from a dredge offshore up onto the beach) located near the Epstein beach access, near Mile Post 14.75. When the dredge returns, construction should start moving north from this subline to tie into the already nourished beach north of Town Hall. Once that is completed, construction will turn south from the subline at Epstein for about 5,000 feet, before having to move to another subline located further south near Mile Post 16, a bit north of Jennette's Pier, where the same process will begin over again.
The project is expected to be complete in late August or early September.
Due to several factors such as weather and equipment issues, to name a few, it is hard to predict where construction will be farther out than 7 days.
Parking at the Forrest Street beach access will be closed for the duration of the project. The parking lot at the Juncos Street public beach access is expected to be re-opened by the end of June. Pedestrian access at both sites is still permitted. Lifeguard stands are in place but may be moved a few feet to accommodate construction traffic.