CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Officials announced Monday that dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Carolina Beach Inlet Crossing set to begin in April will cause some areas of Freeman Park to be closed to visitors.
The US Army Corps of Engineers will start dredging the first week of April which will continue through May 1.
Contractors will be placing dredge piping from the crossing on Freeman Park south to Zone 10, and due to the small travel lane between Zone 10 and Zone 19, there will be no more room for vehicular traffic.
Officials will close the beach area and campsites north of Zone 10 during this time. Other sections of Freeman Park will also be temporarily closed as contractors place dredged sand on the shore.
Once the project is complete and equipment removed, the north end of Freeman Park will be reopened.