The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will fund renovations of the Wrightsville Beach boating access area on the Intracoastal Waterway. The three-month project is scheduled from January–March.
“Constant public use, saltwater damage and wear and tear are the main reasons we need to replace some of the structures,” said Gary Gardner, chief of the Wildlife Commission’s Engineering Division. “The last renovation was in 1997, so it’s time.”
Construction crews will replace the two existing fixed docks with new concrete abutments and floating docks. They will also replace the two existing floating docks, and the wooden bulkheads and breakwater will be replaced with vinyl counterparts.
“The upgrades will help alleviate potential slip hazards and future unplanned closures for maintenance repair,” Gardner said. “We are taking a proactive approach so the access area can be used to its fullest potential during the busy seasons.”
Construction updates, including times of partial closure and full closure, will be posted on the agency’s website.