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Media Release

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Status Update

Release Date: July 11, 2016

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


Currently, the Town’s contractor, Weeks Marine, Inc., is working at the "heel" of the Island adjacent to Port Royal Plantation. To date, more than 450,000 cubic yards of sand have been placed since the project's June 17, 2016 start. It is expected that work will continue at Port Royal for the next 5-7 days. In preparation for the commencement of sand placement activities at South Beach later this month, hydrographic survey crews operating in boats collecting data will start tomorrow afternoon around the time of high tide. The area of interest includes the nearshore waters between Brown Pelican Road and Marsh Wren Road. Swimmers are asked to use caution in the area and to follow the guidance and direction of our contractors. The survey work is expected to be completed no later than July 13.  Project information is available at the Town's website: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov.