USA: Officials Update Plan for Emerald Isle Beach Renourishment
The Town of Emerald Isle upcoming beach nourishment project is tentatively scheduled to begin in February and be complete by the end of March.
Due to budget constraints, the project has been scaled back slightly, and will likely involve the placement of approximately 630,000 cubic yards of sand (compared to 676,000 cubic yards in the original plan) placed along approximately 4.1 miles of beach.
The geographic boundaries of the project have not changed, and plans call for the beach to be nourished between 5th Street and Pier Pointe in eastern Emerald Isle, and also between Myrtle Drive and Ocean Oaks Drive in western Emerald Isle.
These areas were selected after careful review by the Town’s engineers, County officials, and Town officials, and are the areas most impacted by Hurricane Irene in August 2011 and that have the greatest overall need of the Town’s 12 miles of beach.
The nearly $10 million project will be funded by a combination of FEMA funding, County funding, and Town funding.
Press Release, November 14, 2012