October 26, 2017

Buxton Beach Nourishment Update

The hopper dredge R.N. Weeks returned to Buxton around 9 o’clock this morning and has begun pumping sand. Crews will continue working, moving to the south, as long as the weather and wave heights allow for safe operations.

Over the past week, the dredge completed 37 loads (compared to 22 loads the week before) and placed approximately 75,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach.

1,055,337 cubic yards of sand has been placed on the beach since the beginning of construction, which is about 40% of the total project volume. Weeks Marine plans to finish the southern portion of the project in front of Buxton, and then the dredge will move back to the landing site north of the village and complete the beach along the National Seashore. 

The estimated date for the arrival of the new hopper dredge Magdalen, which has double capacity of R.N. Weeks, has been yet been determined.

To view the current construction zone, visit the current project map at https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=135MsleTrB4mXtEXvwbWs1MxBQCI.

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