Bulldozers move dredged sand in the fog Wednesday near the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Atlantic Beach. (Carteret County Shore Protection Office photo)

NC - Beach nourishment project moves into Pine Knoll Shores

The $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project pushed west from Atlantic Beach into Pine Knoll Shores Thursday, beginning the longest stretch of work in the project.

The town’s 4-plus miles of beach are to receive 990,000 cubic yards of sand, about half of the 2 million cubic yards in the whole project.

Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office, said the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Illinois, continued working through thick fog Wednesday and strong winds Thursday after a cold front passed through the area Wednesday night.

The work in Atlantic Beach ended late Thursday, and Great Lakes began preparing for Pine Knoll Shores.

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