Crews from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock have arrived in Destin, as work is expected to begin on the West Destin beach restoration project in the next few weeks.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company will place between 500,000 to 600,000 cubic yards of sand along a 6,200-linear foot stretch of beach along Holiday Isle.

Great Lakes was the contractor on the $28 million Destin/Walton County restoration project back in 2007. Per the bid agreement, the project must be completed by March 15.