Monday, July 4, 2022

North Topsail dune restoration begins, closes beach access

The North Carolina Coastal Federation announced that a recent analysis of land use restrictions on 110 acres of open land on the southern end of Topsail Island has "very limited development potential." (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)
North Topsail Beach will undergo dune restoration beginning Monday and lasting through Friday. (Port City Daily/File)

TOPSAIL BEACH — Crews will begin work on dune restoration in North Topsail Beach May 2. The project is expected to last all week and wrap by May 6.

Starting Monday, the contractor for the town will “mobilize on the north end of the project area near Marina Way and work back to the Jenkins Way beach access,” according to a release from the town. Crews then will work from the southend of the project, close to the pier, back to the access point. The project will be completed by 5 p.m. Friday.

Through the duration of the restoration, Jenkins Way parking lot and access will be closed all week. Beachgoers should plan to find an alternate path to the shoreline.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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