GLDD to begin operations at the Carolina Beach nourishment project

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC, Houston, Texas, is ready to begin works on the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management project in North Carolina.

According to Lynn Barbee, Mayor of Carolina Beach, this $20,3 million beach nourishment project will first place sand on the beach at Sandpiper Lane.

The beach nourishment project is about to begin any moment now. “You should see an ocean dredge setup about two miles off the CB fishing pier,” said Lynn Barbee.

For this project the contractor will use their cutter suction dredge Texas. This will be a 24 hour operation which means lights and noise as they move through the stages.

Overall, the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach work will include dredging, transporting, placing, planting and shaping beach fill and performing all pre and post construction beach surveys.

The borrow area for both projects is located at the Kure Beach Borrow Area B. The estimated beach fill quantities for Carolina Beach is 865,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand and for Kure Beach 920,000 CY.

The estimated completion date for the project is late March/early April 2022.

Photo: Town of Carolina Beach