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2016 Beach Renourishment Project Updates

The Town 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 29th.

Green line represents completed areas.



2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update - (1/13/2017 Media Release)
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...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update - (12/29/2016 Media Release)
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...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update - (11/28/2016 Media Release)
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...

2016 Beach Renourishment Project Update - (11/23/2016)
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.

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update - (11/10/2016 Media Release)
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...

2016 Beach Renourishment Project Schedule Update - (10/25/2016)
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.

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Progress Update - (10/17/2016 Media Release)
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...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Hurricane Matthew Preparations - (10/3/2016 Media Release)
At 6:00 AM this morning the Town's contractor Weeks Marine, Inc., ceased sand placement activities and began preparing for the worsening sea conditions expected as a result of the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Schedule Update - (9/27/2016 Media Release)
As a result of weather related delays encountered since September 9, including the passage of Tropical Storm Julia and unexpected mechanical repairs and the planned relocation of the dredge within the approved Barrett Shoals borrow site, the Town has revised the schedule for the completion of the remaining segments of the Beach Renourishment Project. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update - 9/20/2016
The dredge CR McCaskill was redeployed at mid-day today around the time of high tide. Sand placement activities are expected to resume in the North Forest Beach Area later this afternoon.

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update - (9/9/2016 Media Release)
As a result of weather related delays encountered since Aug 15, including the passage of Tropical Storm Hermine, the Town has revised the schedule for the completion of the remaining segments of the Beach Renourishment Project. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update - (9/7/2016 Media Release)
Following the passage of Tropical Storm Hermine, the Town's contractor, Weeks Marine Incorporated, resumed sand placement activities, associated with the Island-wide Beach Renourishment Project on September 6, 2016. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Update - (8/31/2016 Media Release)
As a result of the forecast track of Tropical Depression #9, the Town's contractor Weeks Marine Inc., will suspend beach fill operations on Wednesday August 31, 2016 and begin their preparations for the deteriorating weather conditions associated with the advancing storm. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update - (8/22/2016 Media Release)
The Town's contractor, Weeks Marine Incorporated restarted beach renourishment activities in South Forest Beach on August 21, 2016. Currently the active construction zone is located between Beach Marker 55 and 57A, south of the Coligny Beach Park access. In coming weeks, work is expected to advance to the north adjacent to and then beyond Coligny, North Forest Beach and Shipyard. Work with this segment will proceed as far north as near the Windsor Court South development (adjacent southern Palmetto Dunes). Read more...


8/8/2016 - Beach renourishment activities at South Beach adjacent to the Sea Pines Resort have been completed. Pumping will resume on or about August 15th in South Forest Beach.

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update - (8/4/2016 Media Release)
The Town hereby announces the pending completion of beach renourishment activities at South Beach adjacent to the Sea Pines Resort. Once finished here, 4 of 6 project segments will have been completed with approximately 1/2 of the project's total sand volume in place. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update - (7/18/2016 Media Release)
The Town hereby announces the completion of beach renourishment activities adjacent to Port Royal Plantation. To date, 3 of 6 project segments have been completed with approximately 1/3 of the project's total sand volume in place. Read more...

After Photo of Beach Renourishment Adjacent to Port Royal Plantation

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Mitchelville Park Open- (7/14/2016 Media Release)
The Town hereby announces the completion of beach renourishment activities at Mitchelville Beach and the re-opening of Mitchelville Park at 6:00 AM Friday July 15, 2016. The hours of park operation are 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM, daily. Read more...

Mitchelville Beach Park After Renourishment

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Status Update- (7/11/2016 Media Release)
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. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Start of Work Announcement - (6/17/2016 Media Release)
The Town hereby announces that construction of our 2016 Island-wide Beach renourishment project has commenced. Read more...


2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Closure of Mitchelville Beach Park - (5/27/2016 Media Release)
Beginning June 1, 2016 the Town’s Mitchelville Beach Park will be closed to public access. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - (5/27/2016 Media Release)
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. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Change in Schedule - (3/18/2016 Media Release)
Changes to the schedule of the upcoming beach renourishment project are hereby announced. Sand placement activities will commence June 15, 2016 along the Port Royal Sound Shoreline portion of the project. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Pipeline Mobilization - (3/17/2016 Media Release)
Portions of the Town's Islanders’ Beach Park will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking effective immediately. The partial restriction is required to facilitate the truck delivery of beach renourishment pipeline to the site. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Pipeline Mobilization - (2/25/2016 Media Release)
The Town's contractor, Weeks Marine, Inc. will continue with pre-construction activities associated with the upcoming beach fill project which is expected to commence by March 15, 2016. Read more...

2016 Beach Nourishment Project Schedule Update - (1/20/2016 Media Release)
In upcoming weeks, preliminary activities associated with the 2016 Beach Nourishment Project will commence. Read more...