Work Continues for 2019 Beach Nourishment Project


The Town continues working with the Carteret County Beach Commission / Shore Protection Office on a significant beach nourishment project for eastern Emerald Isle during winter - spring 2019.  Tentative plans call for the placement of up to 500,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach between the Indian Beach town limits and the Eastern Ocean Regional Access.  This area has been identified in previous annual beach profile surveys as the area with the greatest need for beach nourishment.  

The ~$9.2 million project relies on requested State funding ($4.6 million, or 50%), previously reserved County room occupancy tax funding ($3.45 million, or 37.5%), and previously reserved Town special district property taxes ($1.15 million, or 12.5%).  The Town expects to have a definitive decision on requested State funding later this summer, and if this funding is approved the Town will solicit construction bids this fall.  All work would likely occur between January - March 2019.  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:46:00 PM Categories: News