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Media Release

South Island Emergency Beach Fill Project - Schedule Update

Release Date: August 9, 2017

Contact Information:
Scott Liggett email icon , Director of Public Projects & Facilities, 843-341-4776, Fax: 843-842-8587


The Town hereby announces the intention of our contractor, Marinex Construction to commence with mobilization activities associated with the above referenced project on August 15, 2017. Stakeholder interests should expect to see significant marine based activity in the area. Marinex is planning for a water based mobilization with equipment and pipeline both being barged in. A barge landing is expected to occur at South Beach. The contractor expects to place his submerged pipeline landing in the vicinity of Beach Marker 19 (near Green Winged Teal Street) starting on August 15. The submerged pipeline between the beach landing and the Barrett Shoal borrow site will be installed prior to the dredge coming on station. Once all pipeline and the dredge is in place, beach work will be accomplished in 2 segments. The first occurring from the submerged pipeline landing to the southern terminus of the project near Beach Marker 12 (Brown Pelican Street) and the second segment from the submerged pipeline landing to Beach Marker 34 (East Beach Lagoon Drive). Segment 1 work is expected to occur in late August/early September followed by Segment 2 work which is expected to occur between early September and early October. Marine interests should be mindful of the US Coast Guard issued Notice to Mariners regarding work impacts to the navigable waterways.

Many factors, most beyond our ability to control, including weather influences and mechanical capabilities will likely affect the absolute schedule. Subsequent press releases will be issued as construction begins and detailed progress information also will be available via the Town’s website: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov

South Island Emergency Beach Renourishment Timeline Map