Buxton Beach Nourishment Nears Finish Line

Beach nourishment works along the 2.9 miles of shoreline from the “Haulover” north of Buxton to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Dare County are now in its final phase, according to county officials.

Weeks Marine recently reported that over 2.3 million cubic yards of sand has been placed within the project’s design template.

This means that about 90 percent of the sand for the project has now been pumped onto the beach. The contractor expects this $22.1 million project to be completed sometime in March.

The county also announced that the Town of Nags Head is working towards conducting its first beach nourishment maintenance project.

The plans call for nearly 4 million cubic yards of sand to be placed on 10 miles of beach during the summer of 2018. Nags Head’s oceanfront from the Bonnett Street public beach access near Mile Post 11 south to the town line with the National Park Service near Mile Post 21 will be impacted over the 4 to 5 month-long project.

The town is now awaiting permits and hopes to receive construction bids in late March or April. The bid amounts may result in delaying the construction until the summer of 2019; however, the preferred goal is to conduct the work in 2018, the county reported.

Construction is not slated to begin until late June/early July 2018. Dune stabilization measures such as sprigging and fencing will also be included in the project.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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