Work has begun on the dune restoration project in Cherry Grove, after Hurricane Matthew eroded most of the dunes in the area.
When the project is complete, the dunes will be about 7 feet high and about 35 feet wide, a post on the City of North Myrtle Beach’s Facebook page says.
Sand for the project came from the Cherry Grove dredging project, and is currently located in dredging spoils basins located on Little River Neck Road.
The project will cost roughly $616,000. The contractor plans to work north to south along the beach.
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Residents can expect to see trucks that are taking sand from the spoils basin to the beach. The sand will then be transported by off-road vehicles to the dunes. Once the sand is delivered, bulldozers will rebuild the dunes.
The post says that parts of the beach may be closed during this time, especially during high tide.
The project is expected to be done by March 1.