Ocean Isle Beach renourishment in full swing

The Marine Mattress installation of the Terminal Groin (Phase 1) was completed on February 14, 2022, two weeks ahead of the project schedule, Town of Ocean Isle Beach said.

This included the installation of 516 Marine Mattresses for a total of 57,325 square feet. These marine mattresses complete the 750-foot length of the terminal groin rubble mound section.

The placement of armor stone on the top of these mattresses will now begin.

“The contractor has advised that the subcontractor plans to mobilize to the site on February 28, 2022, to begin the sheet pile installation operations (Phase 2) of the project,” the town said.

Also, the Coastal Storm Risk Management project is now underway.

This project is part of the 50-year USACE renourishment project and is completely separate from the Terminal Groin Project.

Norfolk Dredging is moving along on this project. The crews are now westward of Shallotte Blvd. in the vicinity of Durham Street.

The project will transition to an end at Goldsboro Street.

Photo: Steve Wingfield