As previously reported, Emerald Isle is fortunate that a beach sand replenishment project for the eastern portions of the Town’s beach front was already in process when the hurricane impacted the area. Although the timetable had to be altered, the Town was able to work collaboratively with its partners in Indian Beach and Carteret County to modify the project scope to include the significant impacts resulting from the hurricane. I am pleased to report that the approximate $20 million project is progressing and is scheduled for completion by April 30, 2019. Final details are scheduled for completion in January with contractor mobilization and construction to follow.
I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT EMERALD ISLE AND ITS BEAUTIFUL BEACHES WILL BE FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN SPRING, 2019! Although properties in the immediate vicinity of the beach project activities may see some inconveniences, the beach replenishment project will not adversely impact the public’s ability to access and use the beach. This is not the first such project undertaken by the Town and everyone involved will do everything possible to maintain public health, safety and welfare during the process. In the vicinity of the project, the Town will be separately pursuing restoring access facilities in coordination with the sand replenishment activities with a goal to have these efforts complete in a similar timeframe.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:13:00 PM