Sandy Neck beach nourishment to begin Friday

Public asked to avoid area while work is done
Sandy Neck Beach will be getting a much needed layer of security this coming Friday. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

On Friday, December 5, the Robert B. Our Co. will begin an emergency beach nourishment project at Sandy Neck Beach Park in Barnstable.

To prepare for likely winter storm erosion, sand will be brought in to nourish the deteriorating dunes, according to a notice from the Town of Barnstable. Prior to the 2013-2014 winter, 5,500 CY of sacrificial sand were trucked to the beach. Sixty-percent of that sand was lost to erosion over the winter, according to the RFP for this year's project.

Trucks and heavy equipment will be used to transfer the sand from the parking lot area to the beach side of the dune. During this time, the public is asked to avoid the area. 

The nourishment project is expected to last most of the week, according to the notice.

To learn more about the project or Sandy Neck Beach, see the Sandy Neck Board page on the town's website. See the RFP for engineering the project here. See a map of Sandy Neck here.


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