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rodanthe s curve nourishment project 1/3 done

The S curves, just north of Rodanthe on Pea Island are one of the most vulnerable stretches of NC12 as it skirts the Outer Banks shoreline. As Irene Nolan writes in the Island Free Press, the beach nourishment project that engineers hope will add a few years of life to the highway, is well underway.

S Curve work zone as beach is nourished. Photo, NCDOT

S Curve work zone as beach is nourished. Photo, NCDOT

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to nourish the beach at the S-curves along Highway 12 and in north Rodanthe is now about one-third complete, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

About 500,000 cubic yards of sand has been pumped.

Large swells this week hampered work to install a second pipeline that will be used by the Dredge Alaska when it arrives on the site. The Alaska was expected to arrive by today, but it is now expected to be Aug. 23-25 before it joins the dredge now working in the area.”

 

To find out more about plans to protect the S curves north of Rodanthe, click HERE.

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