- Update 12.12.18 Crews are removing the pipeline from East Ashley Avenue today as we wrap up the 2018 Renourishment & Groin project. Thank you to everyone who made the project possible, tweaked your plans around the work, and supported the City through this work!
The City of Folly Beach and the US Army Corps are currently renourishing Folly Beach!
- Click the link above for general information about the project. Many dates have been updated since this initial announcement. Please see below for updated dates and progress.
- Click the link above for best-management practices for beachfront property owners, including dune building, sand fill, and information on property protection.
- Update 10.18.18 The renourishment is still on schedule:
- October 18th through the end of October: Washout → East End
- (Then removing the pipeline from the East side and moving it over to the West End County Park) – the County Park will remain open.
- First week in November: pumping inside West Side County Park
- Last three weeks in November: County Park → 3rd East (crossing pier)
The real-time map can still be found online: https://arcg.is/0uzGaH.
More great news! Although we lost 200,000 cubic yards of sand during Florence, the Corps has negotiated a contract to replace the sand while the renourishment crew is already on Folly. Therefore, the renourishment schedule will be changing:
- October 8th through October 28th: Washout → East End
- (Then removing the pipeline from the East side and moving it over to the West End County Park)
- October 28thth through late November: West Side County Park → 3rd East
Update 9.20.18: We’ve received wonderful news that the Corps has extended the project along the entire beach! Sand pumping had stopped for Hurricane Florence, but will begin again tomorrow and continue along the East side. Below is a tentative schedule, subject to mechanical and weather delays. The real-time map can still be found online: https://arcg.is/0uzGaH.
Update 9.9.18: The renourishment work has stopped pending Hurricane Florence. Pipe will be removed from the beach as a precautionary measure. Work will continue after the storm passes.
Update 8.17.18: The contractor has completed renourishing between the Washout and the East End and is now working westward from the Washout (1550 E. Ashley) to 8th Street East. This section is projected to be complete by mid-September. https://arcg.is/0uzGaH
Update 7.12.18: Work has begun, and pipe is being laid presently. We still anticipate that pumping will occur between the Washout and the Northeast end between now and the second week of August. Pumping between the Washout and 8th East will run from the second week of August through early September. Please see the online tracker for progress of the project: https://arcg.is/0uzGaH.
Update 6.28.18: The project is still on schedule to begin beach work the 2nd week in July. Crews are currently laying submerged pipeline throughout Folly River from the borrow site on the West side up to the pipeline crossing at 155o E. Ashley Ave. Pumping between the Washout and Northeast (lighthouse) end will run from the 2nd week in July through the 2nd week in August. Between the Washout and 8th East will run from the 2nd week in August through early September. Crews will not work on July 4th. Once dredging begins, the online tracker will show real time movement of the project: https://arcg.is/0uzGaH.
The contractor also begins vibration monitoring through subcontracted firm CDB today to measure heavy equipment impacts – you may notice vibrations along the beach front throughout the project. If you own or manage property in the project area, we appreciate you assistance in providing CDB access as needed to deploy their monitoring stations. If you have any questions related to vibration monitoring please email them to email@example.com.
Update 6.14.18: The project is delayed a week with pumping expected to begin the 2nd week in July. Because the Northeast End has a higher volume of sand required, pumping may be expected between the Washout and Northeast End through the 2nd week in August. Between the Washout and 8th East is still expected 2nd week in August through the 1st week in September. Please keep in mind these are estimates only, always subject to change. Please expect mobilization to occur for the next several weeks including pipe and delivery equipment, divers and submerged pipeline in the Folly River (all the way across the island from the borrow site on the West Side).
Update 6.4.18: The renourishment project is on schedule to begin July 5th. Mobilization will begin the week of June 11th, to include laying pipe in the Folly River, moving equipment, and preparing the project. We will continue to post updates here and the online tracker will begin to include more up-to-date progress tracking once construction begins: https://arcg.is/0uzGaH. The groin construction should be substantially complete the last week in June. As always, these are projected timelines, subject to weather and mechanical delay.
Update 4.9.18: Due to unavoidable weather delays on their current project, the renourishment contractor’s start date has been delayed. Mobilization (laying pipe in Folly River, crossing E. Ashley Avenue) will occur in May and June, but the sand pumping will not begin until July 5, 2018. Properties northeast of the Washout will be renourished during July and properties between the Washout and 8th East will be renourished during August.