posted on March 25, 2019 13:55
After a slow start, the Town’s Channel Dredging and Dune Restoration Project is well underway. Weather issues, particularly in the north where much of the equipment for the project originated, impacted the start of the project. The attached maps show the status of the project both for dredging of Topsail Creek, and the sand distribution along the shoreline. Dune and beach restoration started at the south end of the island and is moving north towards the town limits. Time frames are best estimates and dependent on weather conditions.
Please be aware that this is a major construction project and ask everyone to avoid the active areas at all times.
The Town is still working towards our larger scale Local Project including a new dune structure and increased beach area. We have received permits from the State, and continue to work with other federal Agencies such as FEMA and the Army Corp of Engineers to secure all necessary permits and funding. Our goal is for that project to begin late fall/early winter 2019. A community meeting will be held in early May with more information.
Look for additional progress maps and updates on our website as the work continues. For more information on these upcoming projects, please contact us at Town Hall.
Please click on the following link for maps of predicted channel dredging and dune restoration timeline:
MAPS OF CHANNEL DREDGING AND DUNE RESTORATION TIMELINE