posted on February 15, 2019 15:27
At the Board Meeting Wednesday night, the Commissioners voted to accept the bid from Cottrell Contracting Corporation to complete the planned Channel Dredging and Dune Restoration Project. The proposed project includes dredging Topsail Creek and some areas of shoaling in Banks Channel that will improve boating access and safety for our recreational boaters and commercial vessels. In addition, the beneficial sand removed as part of the dredging will be used to help repair the dunes damaged from the storm. The project will help get our dunes back to pre-Florence levels.
Work on this project is already underway! The contractor has begun mobilizing and the dredge has arrived. Residents will begin seeing equipment and activity on the beach as early as next week, weather permitting. Activity for both the dredge and on the beach will start on the south end of the town and move north. We anticipate this work to be complete the end of March/First of April.
The second, bigger nourishment project is planned for late fall – early winter. This project will involve dredging more of Banks Channel and Topsail Inlet and utilizing the sand to nourish our beach and provide greater protection from future storms. More information on this project will be sent out as it becomes available.
For more information on these upcoming projects, please contact us at Town Hall.
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