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Dredging for Wrightsville Beach renourishment project set to start this month

Wrightsville Beach

Posted on January 15, 2024

Dredging for the Wrightsville Beach renourishment project is expected to begin next week, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“Due to the current weather forecast, we are projecting that the dredge for Wrightsville Beach CSRM project will mobilize next week with an expected sand placement date of Jan 20th, 2024,” said USACE Public Affairs Specialist Jed Cayton.

This marks a slight delay since it was previously set to start in the first two weeks of January. It was also delayed from the original start date, the week of Dec. 17, last year due to weather.

The $14.3 million project was paid for by emergency funding from the government. About one million cubic yards of sand will be placed from the Holiday Inn on the north side of the town to about 500 yards south of Blockade Runner Beach Resort.

You can see where construction is currently happening and where it will be using an online map from the USACE.


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