Topsail Beach Awards Dredge, Sand Contract

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Topsail Beach

Posted October 15, 2019

Topsail Beach officials have awarded a $24.6 million contract for its planned channel dredging and beach renourishment project.

The action came during a special called meeting Oct. 4 to consider the contract with Weeks Marine Inc. of Cranford, New Jersey. The project is expected to start in mid-December and run through April 2020.

The project, often referred to as the Local Storm Damage Reduction Plan or SDR, includes dredging New Topsail Inlet and the side channels in Banks Channel and is expected to place up to 2.2 million cubic yards of sand on the beach, including the development of a new dune, according to a press release from the town. The project is the continuation of the town’s 30-year plan for beach management that was adopted in 2011.