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Hilton Head to restart beach renourishment activities this week

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

Beach renourishment is expected to restart on Hilton Head Island no later than Wednesday after Hurricane Matthew postponed the project.

The Town's contractor, Weeks Marine Incorporated, says they want to replace the sand the storm washed from their design template along the central oceanfront beach.

While the storm-related sand losses from the template are measurable, the majority of the sand recently pumped on the beach remains in place. Only a fraction of the sand that was originally placed will be re-pumped.

The initial active construction zone will be established between Beach Marker 55 and 57A, approximately ½ mile south of the Coligny Beach Park access.

In coming days, work is expected to advance to the north adjacent to and then beyond Coligny, North Forest Beach, and Shipyard.

To see additional information on the project, visit hiltonheadislandsc.gov.

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