A long-running dredging project is back underway at Menemsha Channel with a new company at the helm.

The green and white dredge Scrod II and other equipment has been on site in Menemsha as H&L Dredging of Bay Shores, N.Y., works to complete a project that began two years ago.

“It started at 12:01 midnight on Oct. 1 and they’ve been working diligently ever since,” Chilmark executive secretary Timothy Carroll said Tuesday.

“This group seems to be very professional, very organized,” he said, adding that the crew seems to be working around the clock.

Time has been a source of concern for the project to remove more than 60,000 cubic yards of sand shoaling in the channel. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project, which was scheduled to begin in 2014 but was delayed and started in 2015.

Dredging equipment has been a frequent part of the late fall and winter landscape in Menemsha for the past few years as a project has dragged on. In 2015 J-Way Inc., based in Avon, Ohio, began the project after several delays, but did not complete the work by a January deadline set by the arrival of winter flounder.

The Army Corps terminated the contract with J-Way after the company missed the deadline and failed to remove its equipment the first year. The Corps then agreed to retain the company for a second season, and terminated the contract for a second time after the work was still unfinished by the 2017 winter flounder deadline.

About 39,000 cubic yards of sand remained to be dredged as the project resumed this fall, according to the Corps, out of a total of 65,000 cubic yards. The remaining dredging is expected to take four to five weeks to complete.

Dredged sand travels about a mile and a half by pipeline to an area of Lobsterville Beach that has experienced erosion. The new firm is also repairing damage incurred by the previous contractor.