Beginning July 20, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin to renourish the sand along the south end (Reach 3) due to the critically eroded shoreline from the past two hurricanes. Work is estimated to take 60 days to complete. The renourishment along the north end (Reach 1) should begin mid-September and wrap up in mid-November. More than a million cubic yards of sand (362,000 CY –Reach 1 and 808,000 CY – Reach 3) will be added to both reaches and work will be conducted 24/7 to complete the project. The cost share of the project includes $21.5 million in federal funding and $4.8 million in state/local funding (State - $2.4 million, Horry County -$1,248,000 , Surfside Beach - $672,000, Georgetown County - $480,000)..
The Corps is the lead agency on this project and has provided a “real time” tracking map on where temporary closures will take place along the oceanfront.
Real Time Construction Map