Ocean Isle Beach dredging set for November

Norfolk Dredging has won a $6.6 million contract for the Costal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) work at Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick County, NC.

According to USACE, the benefits of this CSRM project include protection from erosion and other effects from coastal storms. The project provides economic benefits by protecting private property, and ensuring beaches are primed for tourism and recreation.

This program is unique in that the contract has an option for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build a beach behind a terminal groin that is being constructed by the town.

USACE photo

At the end of this project, the east end of the island will look drastically different and provide added benefits toward recreation, erosion protection and a potential habitat for sea turtles and nesting shorebirds.

The work will consist of dredging, transporting, placing, and shaping beach fill and performing all pre and post construction beach surveys. The borrow area for Ocean Isle Beach is in Shallotte Inlet.

The dredging is scheduled to start November 16 and expected to end in March 2022.

Photo: Norfolk Dredging