Background on Nourishment Project. In 2015, the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Norfolk signed an agreement for construction of a coastal storm damage reduction project that's unprecedented in the 333-year history of the city.
Completed in mid-May, 2017, the beach nourishment expands the beach 60-feet along almost all of the 7.3 miles of shoreline from Willoughby Spit to Ocean View, except for the segment between 1st Bay Street and Warwick Avenue, where there is already a wide beach.
The project is 65% federally funded, 35% non-federally funded.
The Nourishment Project:
Put down 1.2 million cubic yards of sand.
Widened the beach by about 60 feet.
Raised the recreational area of the beach.
Help protect homes, businesses and recreation areas from waves and flooding during coastal storms.