Hopper dredge Magdalen resumes pumping operations in Kitty Hawk

After a brief pause, Weeks Marine, Inc. has resumed dredging and pumping operations in the Town of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

According to the town’s latest update, the hopper dredge Magdalen arrived on the site on Monday and is now fully engaged in the works. The second hopper dredge Lindholm is expected within the next several days.

“The project is now moving in a northerly direction. The construction site boundaries are the Kitty Hawk Bath House Beach Access and 3725 N. Virginia Dare Trail,” the town said in the release.

The contractor is working to reinforce approximately 3.97 miles of shoreline from the Southern Shores/Kitty Hawk town line to the Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills line at a construction cost of $9.6 million.

To achieve this, Weeks Marine will have to dredge and place around 645,000 CY of beach-quality sand onto the shoreline.

The beach nourishment operations, which began on August 24, 2022, will be completed in late September/early November.

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