Contractor Weeks Marine cited equipment issues, weather-related delays and its commitment to another time-sensitive job.
The Army Corps of Engineers says its five-year-old rule blocking local governments, marinas and private entities from using its dredged material disposal sites will remain.
Funds will go to beach nourishment, artificial dunes, and other projects to mitigate or remediate coastal storm damage to the ocean beaches and dune systems of the state.
Dr. Reide Corbett is set to discuss beach nourishment on the Outer Banks Thursday at the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU Outer Banks Campus, in Wanchese.
The Corps is reevaluating the Topsail Island town’s proposed 50-year federal project now that North Topsail Beach has backed out of the partnership.
Other New Hanover County towns’ beach nourishment work was slowed when the dredge encountered tires from old artificial reefs but the known offshore debris field isn’t halting Wrightsville Beach’s plans to pump sand from its new borrow site.
The Kill Devil Hills beach nourishment project began Monday and is expected to be completed in about a month.
Local governments may now apply for state funds to help cover the costs of oceanfront projects designed to reduce damage caused during coastal storms.
The two projects, which have been in the works for years, are expected to begin this summer and each take about 40-60 days to complete.
Marine Inc., the company performing the beach nourishment project in Kill Devil Hills, expects the work to take 25 to 35 days, ending mid-July.
A group of property owners in the Phase 5 area of North Topsail Beach’s beach nourishment plan says it wants out and to be annexed by neighboring Surf City.
An informational meeting is set for March 24 to share with the public details on the Buxton and Avon beach nourishment projects planned for this year.
The $20 million project was expected to start Friday.
Atlantic Beach Councilman Danny Navey was approved in a unanimous vote Monday after the resignation of two newly appointed members prior to what was to be their first meeting and the departure of longtime member Larry Baldwin, who resigned Jan. 7.
The Carteret County Beach Commission is expected to elect a new chairman and vice chairman when it meets Monday in Emerald Isle.
The schedule is tentative and subject to various factors, including weather conditions and other delays.