Beach Nourishment - We are getting "More Beach to Love"
The Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills and now Southern Shores are planning a Beach Nourishment project scheduled for 2017. The project as proposed will nourish approximately 2 miles of beach in Duck, all of Kitty Hawk and the northernmost 2.7 miles of beach in Kill Devil Hills. Southern Shores has begun the process of joining the project with adding 2500 feet cubic yards at the towns southern point.
The Beach Nourishment project will include pumping sand from the ocean floor onto the beach to build up eroded areas. That will help to create a wider beach area to protect and enhance our shoreline. The beaches will remain open during this time but access to certain areas will be restricted during the actual construction phase.
At this time the exact details of the progress and timeline of nourishment project are not known as the project has not begun. We do know when it is projected to begin, where it projected to begin and how long it may take. See the schedule below. *
*This information has been provided by Dare County and the town affiliates. This information is not binding and dates of scheduled nourishment are subject to change. For up-to-date information please refer to the individual towns page that you are interested in, the links are provided below.
The County has created a website called More Beach to Love so you can stay informed.
Please visit the local town websites for the most updated information on work schedules and impact zones.
Anticipated Project Schedule Provided by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company -Prior to construction (about one month prior) we will see the mobilization operations, including laying subline and assembling land-based machinery begin.
The dredge currently proposed by the contractor to construct the Duck project, The Liberty Island, is currently in the shipyard of GLDD undergoing maintenance. Once it leaves the shipyard, it is scheduled to complete work on another project and then mobilize for the Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Project. A second dredge, the larger Ellis Island, is scheduled to mobilize for the Town of Kitty Hawk Project in mid-June. The Liberty Island will work jointly with the Ellis Island once it completes work in Duck.
This information is not binding and is meant to provide estimated construction times for planning purposes. Beach nourishment start dates and completion dates are subject to change.
Town of Duck
Start Date: Mid to Late May 2017
End Date: Mid to Late July, 2017
Town of Southern Shores - based on either beginning or end of Kitty Hawk project- yet to be determined - permits pending
Start Date: Mid to Late June 2017 or Mid to Late August
End Date: based on when project begins
Town of Kitty Hawk
Start Date: Mid-June , 2017
End Date: Mid -August 20, 2017
Town of Kill Devil Hills
Start Date: Early August, 2017
End Date: Early to Mid Sept, 2017
page updated March 9, 2017