- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The storms in the Northeast have delayed work to add sand to the beaches at Hilton Head Island.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported (https://bit.ly/1nbOJvY) that the renourishment project was to have started March 1. A town official said the storms have delayed the arrival of the equipment needed for the nearly $21 million project.

Town engineer Scott Liggett said the work will begin March 15. The town had hoped to finish the main tourist sections of the beach before Memorial Day, it now expects that work to conclude in the first week of June.

Liggett said Weeks Marine Inc. has been delayed in sending pipes to Hilton Head. The pipes will carry the sand from offshore shoals onto the beach.

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Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com


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