Morehead City beachfill to begin in early January

Weeks Marine has begun mobilization of personnel and equipment that will be used for the upcoming Morehead City dredging & beach nourishment works.

The mobilization/staging process continues and Weeks Marine’s cutterhead-suction dredge, the J.S. Chatry is scheduled to arrive the 1st week in January, reported Carteret County shore protection office.

If all goes according to plan, the contractor could begin channel maintenance/nourishment on January 5th.

The total estimated volume of material to be dredged from the harbor during the works is 1,143,000 cubic yards. The material mostly comes from the areas known as the “Range B, Cutoff, and Range A”.

County officials expect that Weeks Marine will complete the work by the end of March 2021, as the environmental window for the work closes on April 30, 2021.

The contract price for this dredging and beach nourishment project is $18.09 million.

Photo: Carteret County