Buxton Beach Nourishment Update – August 17, 2017
The cutterhead dredge C.R. McCaskill resumed pumping Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. Work in the section of beach just north of the subline has been completed. Weeks Marine will grade the newly nourished beach and open it to the public later this afternoon.
Also this afternoon, crews will flip the pipeline and begin working south towards the village of Buxton. It is expected to take 20 to 24 days of full pumping production to finish the south side of the project from the current landing point.
As work moves through Buxton, beach goers in the project area are advised to use caution, stay out of marked off work zones, and adhere to instructions and signs posted by construction crews on site.
As reported previously, a second subline for a hopper dredge was installed last Friday approximately 5,000 feet north of the existing subline; however, the arrival of a second dredge was delayed. Weeks Marine estimates that the hopper dredge R.N. Weeks should arrive and be able to start pumping sand in the second week of September.
At this point, approximately one third of the project has been completed.
The project map will be updated later today, once the new construction zone is designated.