November 1, 2017

Buxton Beach Nourishment Update

After seeking safe harbor in Norfolk on Sunday morning, the hopper dredge R.N. Weeks returned to Buxton on Monday and resumed work Monday evening. Pumping has been going steadily since then and continues to move south.

Weeks Marine reported that the hopper dredge completed 28 loads over the past week with a total volume of approximately 45,000 cubic yards. The current weather forecast shows workable conditions for the next week, and Weeks Marine plans to continue to pump south along the Buxton oceanfront.

As of today, approximately 42% of the total project volume of sand has been placed.   

To view the updated construction zone, visit and click on the Buxton Project Map.

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