The Dredge Liberty Island returned to Nags Head early on Thursday, June 27, and is hard at work nourishing the beach in the vicinity of the submerged pipeline near the Epstein public beach access at about Mile Post 15. However, this evening, June 28, the dredge will sail to Norfolk to retrieve a critical piece of equipment currently being repaired at a shipyard there. We expect the Liberty Island to return to work on Sunday, June 30. You can track the dredge's whereabouts at MarineTraffic and search for Liberty Island.
Once the dredge returns, construction will progress north over the next 10 days or so to tie into the beach that has already been completed near Mile Post 14. After the tie in is completed, construction will progress south from the subline about 5,000 feet.
The Juncos Street public beach access near Mile Post 19.5 has been re-opened fully to the public. The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access.
In the photo, a landing pad is being built on June 27, 2019 to begin using the submerged pipeline located near Mile Post 15. Construction over the next 10 days or so will progress north to tie into the already nourished beach seen in the distance. After the tie in is complete, construction will progress about 5,000 feet to the south.