South Island Emergency Beach Fill Project Complete

The Town of Hilton Head Island announced yesterday the completion of the South Island Emergency Beach Fill project.

According to the town, at about 9:30 AM on November 15, 2017, crews from Marinex Construction completed all planned sand placement activities including the extension of the project from East Beach Lagoon Drive to near Duck Hawk Road.

In coming days crews will demobilize pipeline and equipment from the Island. In total, the project involved the placement of approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand along about 3 miles of shoreline.

The work was necessitated as a result of beach and dune damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Irma. Of the total estimated $7.5 million dollar cost, as much as $1.9 million may qualify for FEMA reimbursement.