The beach in Sea Pines will be filled with about 300,000 cubic yards of sand as part of the South Island Emergency Beach Fill project, according to Scott Liggett, director of public projects and facilities and chief engineer for the town.
Liggett said the work is related to Hurricane Matthew damage and will begin in the next few weeks. He said the project will be similar to the work done for the 2016 beach renourishment project.
Beachgoers will be directed away from work areas, but the beach will remain open to the public, Liggett said.
The project will extend from beach marker 12 near Brown Pelican Road to beach marker 34 near East Beach Lagoon Drive in Sea Pines, according to a release.
Pre-project surveys of the beach and offshore borrow sites, or locations where sand will be taken from, will be conducted; and land and water-based survey crews will be present, the release said.
The mobilization of equipment will take place during mid-August, the release said. Sand placement should begin around Aug. 27 at South Beach, near the Tower Beach Club in the Sea Pines Resort. Work is expected to move northward toward Beach Lagoon Drive, the release said.
Liggett noted the project is scheduled to be completed in early October. According to the release, schedule updates will be available on the town’s website. Weather and mechanical capabilities could impact the schedule of the project, the release said.