posted on February 12, 2020 15:34
It was a busy weekend for our Beach Nourishment Project as the submerged pipe arrived, and the first pipe landed! The submerged pipe, located out in the ocean, will be used as the main transport for sand from the inlet to the Topsail Beach/Surf City line. The dredge J.S. Chatry will be working in the inlet. The line connecting the submerged pipe to the beach is located just south of Queens Grant, as nourishment work will move northward from that location at the start of the project. Once the northern stretch is completed, the project will begin to move south. In early March the second dredge, Borinquen will arrive and begin working in Banks Channel using pipeline connecting the sound with the ocean at Drum Avenue.
Weeks Marine will continue to construct both the submerged pipeline and the pipes on the beach throughout the week and into the weekend. Weather may play a factor mid-week, but every effort is being made to get all the equipment in place as quickly and safely as possible. Please remember to avoid those areas where work is ongoing.
Drum Avenue Closing:
Drum Avenue, from S. Anderson Blvd. to the vehicle access at the Ocean, is closed for pipe and equipment delivery and construction. Ocean Blvd between the Sea Vista and Trout Avenue is also closed to through traffic. While we do not anticipate any significant impacts on traffic flow, please be prepared for minor delays when equipment is being delivered.
Beach Nourishment Updates:
We will continue to send updates over our social media outlets throughout the project. For more detailed information, as well as pictures, videos, and progress maps, please visit our website at www.topsailbeach.org. Just click on the Beach Nourishment icon on the main page and it will take you to all sorts of good information about our project. It is a work in progress, so visit often as we update it and continue to add more information regularly!
SDR PUBLIC NOTICES 2-12-20