- Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 22:53
- Written by Super User
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach published a schedule last week for the ongoing beach nourishment project. Work will take place from the 600 block to the 300 block of Carolina Beach Avenue North over the busy Memorial Day Weekend.
The notice was published on the Town's website and sent to residents within the project area by Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin who wrote, "The Town of Carolina Beach federal storm damage reduction project is underway. The project has served the Town well over the last 50 years and continued nourishment will help preserve the community’s infrastructure, development, and the economic value of the beach." The notice states, "The project consists of heavy equipment to be used to pump sand on the beach. Based on information provided by the contractor, the project is on schedule for completion by Friday, May 31. The equipment operation generally spans a 2 block area for a period of 1-2 days. Based on anticipated progress by the contractor the following is an estimation of when to expect activity to be occurring on your block." (See graphic for timeline).
The notice states, "Please understand their progress will vary from block to block, and there may be unforeseen delays due to weather and other factors. The shoreline in front of your home will be impacted on the approximate dates below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bob Keistler, 910-251-4709 with the Army Corps of Engineers. Thank you for your patience."
Crews with Louisiana based Week's Marine began beach nourishment earlier this month.
A large pipe will run from a pipeline dredge at the Carolina Beach Inlet south to the area of the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier at the end of Carolina Beach Avenue North.
From there the sand will be distributed south along the beachfront via the pipeline to an area near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk in the downtown area.
According to Roberts Keistler, PE, Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Wilmington District, the initial schedule was for Week's Marine to complete beach nourishment in Kure Beach by March 31st and move to Carolina Beach to complete that project by April 30.
Due to mechanical delays at a neighboring project at Bald Head Island to remove sand from shoals leading into the Wilmington Harbor and place that material on the beach, the Carolina Beach project was been delayed.