Beach nourishment operations in Buxton temporarily paused for dredge maintenance

Aerial image of the beach nourishment progress in Buxton, looking south taken on July 19, 2022. [Courtesy of Coastal Science & Engineering]

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that beach nourishment operations in Buxton were temporarily paused on the evening of Monday, July 18, 2022, as the dredge Ellis Island departed Dare County to head to Norfolk, Virginia, for repairs, maintenance and refueling.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has not yet provided an estimate of repair time and the dredge’s schedule.

Click here to view the Buxton project map, which shows the section of shoreline where beach nourishment has been completed, as well as areas that are closed for the staging of construction equipment.