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Army Corps Project will Benefit Barrier Island Beaches

Among those providing information about the upcoming Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island were, left to right, Corps Project Manager Jacob Kyzar; Steven Traynum, president of Coastal Science & Engineering; and IOP City Attorney Mac McQuillin

Posted on December 10, 2023

Work is expected to begin in January on a $10 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project that will bring much-needed sand to the beaches at both the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.

At a Nov. 13 public meeting held at the IOP Exchange Club, Corps Project Manager Jacob Kyzar said the contractor, to be chosen by the end of December, will determine which barrier island will be the first to receive sand. Around 500,000 cubic yards will be transported through a pipeline from the Intracoastal Waterway to IOP, while Sullivan’s Island’s beach will be fortified with 175,000 cubic yards. Kyzar explained that a cubic yard of sand is about the size of a washing machine.

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