NORFOLK, Va. - A 34.5 million dollar storm damage replenishment project will be completed in the Willoughby section of Norfolk by Friday night.
It's all in effort to protect homeowners from coastal storm damage.
Norfolk District U.S Army Corps of Engineers have been working for 12 weeks.
They've placed thousands of pounds of bags on the beach to make it 60 feet wider.
It'll also create a five-feet-tell slope above the water.
The additional sand will be a barrier between homes and the shoreline to reduce erosion and storm damage.
The project manager told News 3 this project was put off in the past, but needed to happen to avoid any further problems.