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2016 Beach Renourishment

Project Details
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Project Area Map

Project Description

Placement of approximately 2.0 million cubic yards of sand along the Atlantic Ocean-front and Port Royal Sound-front shorelines.

Due to the magnitude of this project, we have provided a significant amount of additional information in a special section of our website. Please follow the links below for more in depth information regarding the 2016 Beach Renourishment Project.

Project Objectives

Compensation for erosional losses since 2006.

Additional Documents


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The Project Area Map displays the total area addressed during the 6 month renourishment project.

Projected Project Schedule:   Late spring through fall 2016

Projected Construction Start Date:  June 15, 2016

Estimated Completion Date:  October 30, 2016

Project Engineer:  Olsen Associates

Construction Contract Awarded To:  Weeks Marine, Inc.

Funding Sources:  Beach Preservation Fee

Estimated Cost of Project:  $20 Million

Project Manager:  

Scott Liggett email icon, Director of Public Projects and Facilities/Chief Engineer , 843-341-4776


Project Updates
  • 1/13/2017 - 2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update
    Beginning Monday January 16, 2017 the Town's subcontractor, Eastman Aggregates will begin tilling those portions of the Island's beach which were recently renourished. The tilling is a requirement of the beach renourishment project permits and is done to ensure suitable nesting habitat for sea turtles. The portions of the beach affected by this work are South Beach between markers 12 and 20, South Forest Beach to the Folly between markers 53A and 97, adjacent to Port Royal Plantation between markers 117 and 123, along the Port Royal Sound beach between markers 124 and 130 and at Mitchelville Beach. The proposed work hours are between 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM; all work is expected to be complete within 7-10 days. Read more...
  • 12/29/2016 - 2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update
    The Town hereby announces the completion of the 2016 Island wide Beach Renourishment Project. The Town's contractor Weeks Marine, Inc. completed sand placement activities in the overnight hours on December 29. Since the start of the project in June, more than 2.5 million cubic yards of sand have been placed along approximately 7 miles of shoreline. The work includes damage reparations to some portions of the beach damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Weeks Marine plans to demobilize from the Island within the next 30 days via Islanders' Beach Park and the Town's Collier Beach Property. Read more...
  • 11/28/2016 - 2016 Beach Nourishment Project Progress Update
    On November 27, 2016, after relocating the dredge, pipeline and equipment the Town's contractor Weeks Marine, Inc. restarted sand placement activities near Singleton Beach. Work will advance southward along the Palmetto Dunes oceanfront to near Captain's Walk. In order to finish the project, approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand is to be placed along about 10,000 feet of shoreline. The project is expected to be concluded in late December. Read more...
  • 11/23/2016 - 2016 Beach Renourishment Project Update
    All beach fill activities between South Forest Beach (near Marriott's Grande Ocean Resort) and southern Palmetto Dunes (near Captain's Walk) are complete. The dredge, pipeline and equipment will be repositioned during the next few days. Beach fill activities are expected to resume at Singleton Beach on Saturday November 26. Daily updates will resume on Monday November 28.
  • 11/10/2016 - 2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update
    Work to repair hurricane damage to the previously constructed beach along the south central oceanfront (North and South Forest Beach) is complete. The Town's contractor Weeks Marine, Incorporated, has rebuilt the beach to the point where they were prior to Hurricane Matthew near Shipyard/Palmetto Dunes. As a result of the impact of the storm, Town hereby announces a change in the limits to two (2) of the four (4) of the acceptance segments along the central oceanfront portion of the work. Read more...
  • 10/25/2016 - 2016 Beach Renourishment Project Schedule Update
    As a result of weather related delays encountered by the passage of Hurricane Matthew, the Town has revised the schedule for the completion of the remaining segments of the Beach Renourishment Project. Work on the southern half of the central oceanfront beach will continue to advance northward before stopping adjacent to southern Palmetto Dunes. This section is now expected to be complete by mid-November. Work on the northern half of the central oceanfront beach, from southern Palmetto Dunes to Singleton Beach is now expected to take place from Late November to Late December. Work here will commence at Singleton Beach and advance southward to the tie in. Please see the attached timeline map.
  • 10/17/2016 - 2016 Beach Nourishment Project Progress Update
    The Town's contractor, Weeks Marine Incorporated expects to restart beach renourishment activities in South Forest Beach no later than October 19, 2016. The Town desires to replace the sand washed from our design template along the central oceanfront beach as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Read more...

Project Photos & Videos
  • Photo of Beach Renourishment ConstructionBeach Renourishment Construction - 8/24/2016
  • Photo of Beach Renourishment ConstructionBeach Renourishment Construction - 8/26/2016
  • Photo of Beach Renourishment Construction in the South Forest Beach AreaBeach Renourishment Construction in the South Forest Beach Area - 8/24/2016
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