Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. announced on Thursday that the dredge Liberty Island has returned to Dare County to resume the Buxton beach renourishment project.
On Thursday morning, July 28, the Liberty Island returned from a brief stay in Norfolk, Virginia, for repairs, maintenance, and refueling. Pumping operations resumed in front of Ocean Drive at 11:11 a.m. and proceeded north. Construction will continue to progress north from the current landing point located near the south end of Tower Circle, until the northern limit of Buxton village is reached.
As of July 28, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has placed over 410,000 cubic yards of sand along 3,000 feet of oceanfront in Buxton. This volume is equivalent to approximately 35% of the total project volume. The 1.2 million cubic yard beach renourishment project is expected to be completed by mid-to-late September.
Click here to view the Buxton project map, which shows the areas of shoreline where beach nourishment has already been completed, as well as areas that are currently under construction or closed for the staging of equipment.
Visit www.MoreBeachToLove.com for the latest information about all 2022 beach nourishment projects taking place in Dare County, including projected timelines and answers to the most frequently asked questions.