Town officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week about the upcoming Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (CSDR) project (sand on the beach). The Corps announced at the meeting, that due to extensive storm damage and availability of funding, an additional 60,000 cubic yards of sand will be pumped on the beach. Additionally, instead of stopping at Myrtle Avenue as originally contracted, sand will be placed on the beach all the way to N Avenue.
Another change is that the project will begin in the north section of town rather than in the south. This is necessary because the location of the borrow area in the ocean where the sand will be pumped is closer to the northern section. Areas receiving sand are:
- North Carolina Avenue in Carolina Beach to N Avenue in Kure Beach
- Davis Road to Camp Wyatt Court (Ocean Dunes area) in Kure Beach
The contractor is staging equipment at the Ocean Boulevard access in Carolina Beach. It is expected that pumping sand will begin sometime in January.