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Media Release

2016 Beach Nourishment Project

Release Date: May 27, 2016

Contact Information:
Scott Liggett, PE email icon , Director of Public Projects & Facilities, 843-341-4776, Fax: 843-842-8587


Within the next 5 to 7 days the Weeks Marine, Inc. cutterhead suction dredge CR McCaskill along with attendant tug boats, barges and support vessels are expected to arrive in local waters. The dredge will be temporarily anchored near the mouth of Skull Creek. The dredge will be taken off tow and will be made ready to commence the Town's beach renourishment project on or about June 15, 2016.  50,000 feet of submerged pipeline has already been delivered and in upcoming weeks will be deployed near the mouth of Port Royal Sound in support of the project. Pipeline landings on the beach near the Town's Mitchelville Beach Park and at Port Royal Plantation are expected to be established soon. Project information is available at the Town’s website: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov.