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GLDD Moves Equipment to Orange Beach, AL to Move Over 2 Million Cu. Yds. of Sand to the Beach

Posted on January 5, 2024

Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has concluded its dredging work in the Gulf State Park and shifted its focus eastward, into Orange Beach. This round-the-clock endeavor aims to deposit over 2 million cubic yards of sand across the Alabama coastline, with a projected completion by February 2024.

Beach Renourishment Project Update from Orange Beach Coastal Resources:

The beach renourishment operation has begun in Orange Beach. The latest updates from Olsen Associates on the project can be found at

Heavy equipment is on the beach, and the public is asked to be respectful of work areas. Beachgoers must stay out of work zones while the dredging operation is ongoing. 

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company finished pumping sand to Gulf State Park on Tuesday and transitioned toward Romar Beach.  The operation will continue to progress westward from the pipe landing near Sugar Beach.

The Contractor plans to perform beach tilling in Gulf State Park later this week.  Sand fencing installation in certain areas of Gulf Shores will begin in late January.  The newly rebuilt dune will be planted in the spring.

As a reminder, the operation will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project is complete to restore the beaches following Hurricanes Nate and Sally. In total, the project will place over 2 million cubic yards of sand along five segments of the shoreline from Laguna Key eastward to the AL/FL State Line on Perdido Key. The project is expected to last through February 2024.

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