That's a good point about having not yet moved the buoys (yet). Hope you are correct.
I haven't been out in the past couple of weeks, prior to that the dredge was working diligently on the east bar, the buoys hadn't been moved because the dredge was working in the "new channel".
Although you might think that major changes needed to be made to JI, bear in mind that the inlet, including red flashers 4 and 6 has not moved in many years and there remains a deep channel in this area.
The sand has encroached from the east, only in the area south of this (south of the tip of the jetty). This is what has literally pushed the "channel" onto the west bar.
So as dredging operations go, this was probably not all that big of an operation.
Hopefully, the JI Buoy and channel will move back to the east, and JI will be a safer happier place. Not that it was ever pure heaven, but it certainly needed some work ...