Weeks Marine, the Town’s beach nourishment contractor, will begin delivering construction equipment to the Trout Run beach access tomorrow, and plans to have its crews set the pipe for pumping sand onshore at 60 Ocean Blvd. as early as Thursday or Friday, the Town of Southern Shores announced this afternoon.
Project sand pumping could start at 60 Ocean Blvd. as early as Saturday and head south to the Southern Shores-Kitty Hawk town limit, the announcement said.
The Trout Run beach access, which is next to 168 Ocean Blvd., will remain open unless Weeks Marines crews are actively using it to load and unload equipment, the Town said.
Town Manager Cliff Ogburn has previously reported that there will be three dredging “sub-lines” in Southern Shores, two in addition to the 60 Ocean Blvd. sub-line.
At the Sept. 6 Town Council meeting, Mr. Ogburn said that Weeks Marine was going to try to move a crew up from Kitty Hawk to this area in mid-September to start the project. Sand pumping will occur elsewhere in town when crews are available.
THE BEACON, 9/13/22