The ocean is rapidly eating away at the beach near these home in the Ocean Point area of Port Royal Plantation in this photo taken on Friday. Fortunately, the Town of Hilton Head Island began soliciting bids last week to add up to 35,000 cubic yards of sand to patch the 2,000-foot-long swath of eroding shoreline. The $1 million project comes about two years after a $9.8 million project to bolster and protect a mile of the island's heel near Port Royal Plantation. Unlike the project completed in Spring 2012, the renourishment is small enough to need only dump trucks to move the sand -- not an offshore dredging pump. The town plans to truck the sand in from a mine in Hardeeville. That has riled at least one nearby homeowner, upset at the disruption that would be caused by truck traffic going through the quiet residential neighborhood.
The ocean is rapidly eating away at the beach near these home in the Ocean Point area of Port Royal Plantation in this photo taken on Friday. Fortunately, the Town of Hilton Head Island began soliciting bids last week to add up to 35,000 cubic yards of sand to patch the 2,000-foot-long swath of eroding shoreline. The $1 million project comes about two years after a $9.8 million project to bolster and protect a mile of the island's heel near Port Royal Plantation. Unlike the project completed in Spring 2012, the renourishment is small enough to need only dump trucks to move the sand -- not an offshore dredging pump. The town plans to truck the sand in from a mine in Hardeeville. That has riled at least one nearby homeowner, upset at the disruption that would be caused by truck traffic going through the quiet residential neighborhood. Jay Karr
The ocean is rapidly eating away at the beach near these home in the Ocean Point area of Port Royal Plantation in this photo taken on Friday. Fortunately, the Town of Hilton Head Island began soliciting bids last week to add up to 35,000 cubic yards of sand to patch the 2,000-foot-long swath of eroding shoreline. The $1 million project comes about two years after a $9.8 million project to bolster and protect a mile of the island's heel near Port Royal Plantation. Unlike the project completed in Spring 2012, the renourishment is small enough to need only dump trucks to move the sand -- not an offshore dredging pump. The town plans to truck the sand in from a mine in Hardeeville. That has riled at least one nearby homeowner, upset at the disruption that would be caused by truck traffic going through the quiet residential neighborhood. Jay Karr

Town proceeding with plans to patch Hilton Head shoreline

February 15, 2014 07:06 PM

UPDATED February 15, 2014 07:11 PM

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