Contract awarded for Folly Beach renourishment project

Waterfront Property Services, doing business as Gator Dredging, has won a $17.98 million USACE contract for the placement of dredged material on beaches in South Carolina.

Photo courtesy of Gator Dredging/USACE

The project consists of placing approximately 1,280,000 cubic yards of dredged material on Folly Beach, and 40,000 cubic yards of dredged material on Bird Key.

Suitable borrow material will be dredged from the Folly River Federal Channel and Folly River Borrow Area, Charleston County, South Carolina.

The work also includes before and after surveys of the beach areas and monitoring structures adjacent to Folly Beach during construction.

Work on the project is expected to commence in early 2024, with an estimated completion date of August 22, 2024.