Posted on February 7, 2024
Dredging of the Bogue Inlet began on January 1, 2024. The dredging and beach nourishment contract is coordinated by the Army Corp of Engineers and Carteret County.
The project is anticipated to take up to six weeks to complete. The targeted completion for the project is mid-February 2024.
Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers contractor is dredging approximately 200,000 cubic yards out the ICWW crossing at Bogue Inlet. The dredge spoil material is being beneficially used to nourish the beach at the Point in Emerald Isle. The sand will be placed starting 1,500 linear feet from the inlet and run East down the beach until the project is completed. We estimate the end point to be near Doe Dr.
Carteret County, the Town of Emerald Isle and the North Carolina Shallow Draft Navigation Fund are using a MOA with the ACOE to collectively fund the project. We expect the project will be completed on time, but there is always the potential for delays due to weather and equipment malfunction. This event will constitute the 7th time since 2006 that this type of project has been done.
Beach Driving Restriction:
For everyone’s safety, beach driving will be closed from the Doe ramp (west) towards The Point. Beach Driving will be suspended west of the Doe Drive ramp to The Point between 01/01/2024 through 02/15/2024. This area of the beach will be unavailable and off-limits to beach driving during the duration of the dredging and beach nourishment project.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during the completion of this project. If the project is completed sooner than scheduled, we will re-open this area.