WILMINGTON, N.C. --
WILMINGTON, N.C. - On 27 September 2021, a contract for Costal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) at Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick County NC was awarded to Norfolk Dredging Company for $6,675,000.00.
The benefits of this CSRM project include protection from erosion and other effects from coastal storms. The project provides economic benefits by protecting private property, and ensuring beaches are primed for tourism and recreation.
This project is unique in that the contract has an option for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build a beach behind a terminal groin that is being constructed by the town. At the end of this project the east end of the island will look drastically different and provide added benefits toward recreation, erosion protection and a potential habitat for sea turtles and nesting shorebirds.
The work for this project shall consist of dredging, transporting, placing, and shaping beach fill and performing all pre and post construction beach surveys. The borrow area for Ocean Isle Beach is in Shallotte Inlet. The dredging is scheduled to start 16 November 2021 and expected to end 31 March 2022.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS –WILMINGTON DISTRICT
69 DARLINGTON AVE, WILMINGTON, N.C. 28403
Release no. 21-012