CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The County of
Carteret will temporarily close the public beach
access on Radio Island for visitor use
beginning Monday, March 28, 2022, for
dredging maintenance of East Taylor’s Creek
by T. D. Eure Marine Construction. The work
for the project involves reusing over 35,000
cubic yards of material dredged from East
Taylor’s Creek for placement on approximately
2,775 linear feet of estuarine shoreline along
the southeast side of Radio Island. To ensure
the project is completed as quickly and safely
as possible, beach access will be temporarily
closed to the public.
Once the project is complete, the restoration of the eastern shoreline’s beach and dune system will greatly
enhance the coastal resilience of Marine Road, improve public access, and maintain the recreational beach
uses. The southeast shoreline at Radio Island has experienced significant beach erosion due to frequent storm
events, creating an enhanced risk to infrastructure and mission readiness.
The project is funded through grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense and the North Carolina
Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund. Weather permitting, the project is
expected to be complete, with full access restored, by mid to late May.