Beach nourishment to continue off Avon, Buxton work delayed until next week

Beach nourishment to continue off Avon, Buxton work delayed until next week

June 28th, 2022

With Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. making significant progress in just over a week, they plan to continue beach nourishment operations off Avon rather than shifting to northern Buxton.

Aerial image of construction in Avon. [photo courtesy Coastal Science & Engineering]

According to a press release Tuesday morning from Dare County, the company has decided to allow the dredge Ellis Island to continue pumping sand along the beach heading north toward the Avon Pier until the dredge reaches its production limit from the current landing point.

Once that production limit has been reached, the Ellis Island will be released from Avon and move downshore to begin performing beach nourishment in Buxton.

When the Ellis Island moves from Avon to Buxton, the Avon beach nourishment project will be paused until a second dredge, the Liberty Island, arrives in Dare County after the Fourth of July. At that time, beach nourishment operations will resume in Avon using the Liberty Island.

Aerial image of the subline in Buxton. Once the Avon project is paused, the Ellis Island dredge will move downshore to begin beach nourishment in Buxton. [photo courtesy of Coastal Science & Engineering]

For more information on beach nourishment projects underway along the Outer Banks, visit MoreBeachToLove.com.

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