September 19, 2014
Beach nourishment completed at S-curves
and north Rodanthe...WITH SLIDE SHOW
placement was completed earlier this week on a project to protect a
stretch of Highway12 in the area of the “S-curves” north and Mirlo
Beach in north Rodanthe.
with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Ill. have
completed dredging and placing approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of
sand in the location shown on this map.
company is currently in the process of demobilizing from the project
site, which includes removing equipment and piping. Demobilization is
expected to be complete in about one week.
tilling of the new beach has also been completed and a final inspection
of the project is currently being scheduled. The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) will also perform a final survey of the off-shore
borrow source where sand was dredged from for the project.
N.C. Department of Transportation project, administered by the USACE,
is designed to provide about three years of protection before a
long-term project is completed for this stretch of Highway 12 where
storms, including hurricanes Irene and Sandy, resulted in severe beach
erosion along the road.
USACE awarded a $20.3 million contract in late June to Great Lakes
Dredge & Dock for the project. The Federal Highway Administration
approved Hurricane Sandy emergency relief funds to pay for this
project. Work began in mid-July.
addition to this project, NCDOT is also conducting feasibility studies
for projects to protect Highway 12 south of Rodanthe at identified “hot
spots” on southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island in Hyde County.
The feasibility studies are expected to be complete this fall. More
information can be found on the N.C. 12 webpage.
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