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Beach Nourishment

Posted on: July 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] July 7, 2019 Beach Nourishment Update

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The Dredge Liberty Island is in Norfolk today for additional repairs. We expect the dredge to return to work on Monday, July 8. You can track the dredge's whereabouts at MarineTraffic and search for Liberty Island. 

Once the dredge returns, construction will continue to progress north to tie into the already completed beach near Mile Post 14. After the tie-in is completed, hopefully on Monday or Tuesday, construction will progress south from the subline about 5,000 feet. 

The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access.

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.  Pedestrian access is still permitted. Lifeguard stands are in place but may be moved a few feet toaccommodate construction traffic. 

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