the pre-construction meeting on Wednesday, June 14, Weeks Marine
announced that the pumping of sand for the Buxton beach nourishment
project is now estimated to begin on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
from the company reported that resources are now in place for the start
of the project. An 8,000 foot subline (30 inch steel pipe) was
submerged toward the borrow area on Sunday, June 11. The dredge C. R.
McCaskill was towed towards Buxton on June 13 and is currently
positioned offshore of the project area.
starting point for the project, where subline connects with the onshore
pipes, is approximately 1,000 feet north of the northern boundary for
the village of Buxton. Once pumping operations begin, crews will begin
building a pad around the landing point of the subline. Once the pad is
completed, construction will initially proceed to the north until
reaching the temporary resource protection area that has been
established by the National Park Service to protect nesting birds. At
that point, crews will move back to the project's initial starting
point and proceed south. When the resource protection area is no longer
in place, work will resume to the north. After work is completed to the
northern project boundary, work will resume to the south until the
project is completed.
Once construction begins, the project is expected to be completed in approximately 90 days under normal conditions.