The Town of Nags Head pioneered the need for beach nourishment in our community back in 2012 . The original project encompassed the same 10 mile stretch of oceanfront that is proposed in the re-nourishment project being planned. There are no solid time frames since the bids for the project are not final. You can visit the Town of Nags Head Website for information.
Dare County created a website that provides information and updates on the beach nourishment projects in the community called MORE BEACH TO LOVE. It provides details on ongoing and past projects and will be updated as progress is made and dates are firm.
A FEW NOTES TO KEEP IN MIND FROM THE TOWN OF NAGS HEAD:
• As you probably remember from the nourishment projects that took place in the past, the schedule will likely change and it will change often. Unfortunately, that isn't helpful to our visitors, but scheduling can be impacted by many different issues including weather and dredge fueling and equipment failures and or maintenance.
"Thank you again for your patience as we move forward. As always, you are welcome to contact me with any questions. - Roberta Thuman, Public Information Officer, Roberta.Thuman@nagsheadnc.gov or 252.441.5508."
Beach nourishment sand pumping operations were completed early on Sunday morning, August 18, 2019 in the 8200 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road near Mile Post 17. Thank you for your patience with this project and for your understanding of how critical it is to our town.
The Gulfstream public beach access just south of Jennette's Pier near Mile Post 16.5 is closed to vehicles (but not pedestrians) until August 27, 2019 while our nourishment contractor removes their equipment from the beach. The installation of sand fencing and sea oats, which can withstand arid conditions, is still taking place in Nags Head's south end. The Juncos Street public beach access is still being used by the sand fencing/sprigging contractor, but the access remains open. The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access.
They are working to install another sub-line at the north end of town, between Conch Street and Hollowell Street near Mile Post 11.5, so that they can begin construction in mid May and progress north to Mile Post 11 first, before moving south from the sub-line near Conch Street.
NOTE - The public beach accesses at Juncos Street and Forrest Street will be closed for the duration of the project, which is slated to last 90-120 days."
March 06, 2019: Update from the town of Nag Head
The Town of Nags Head has designated a specific section of their website dedicated to posted updates regarding the Beach Nourishment project planned to beginning this May 2019. To view current updates and stay in-the-know visit their website at: http://www.nagsheadnc.gov/883/Beach-Nourishment
Interested in learning more about Beach Re-Nourishment and how it will affect your vacation. Take a look at this informative video posted by Current-TV on March 1, 2019.
Published on March 1, 2019 - Current-TV
" Town of Nags Head Beach Nourishment May - October, 2019
Improvements today for a better beach tomorrow."
May 4, 2018 - At their May 2, 2018 meeting the Nags Head Board of Commissioners decided that the project will be scheduled to begin over the summer of 2019. Bids to start the project came in too high for a 2018 start date.
Published on May 4, 2018
"The Town of Nags Head is working towards conducting its first beach nourishment maintenance project."
December 20, 2018: Update from the Town of Nags Head
"The Town is moving forward with beach nourishment and still expects the project to start this spring, most likely in May 2019. We will post scheduling information on our web site and update it as much as possible. Information will also be updated on Dare County's MoreBeachtoLove.com web site. Note - The town of Nags Head will soon be launching a new web site that will make finding information on the project's progress much easier. We expect to have a schedule from the contractor this spring; even then, please remember that the schedule will likely change often due to weather, mechanical issues, refueling, etc...We will forward more information concerning this project as soon as we receive it.Please let others know that they can monitor the Town’s web site, social media sites, or sign up for our email broadcast to keep current with the project. "
April 05, 2018 - Update from the Town of Nags Head
"Nags Head's Board of Commissioners discussed the upcoming beach nourishment project at their April 4, 2018 meeting. While the official decision to conduct nourishment in 2018 or 2019 has not yet been made, neither the Board nor the staff has been able to determine a funding scenario that will provide the Town with the additional $16 million, according to the lowest construction bid, needed to conduct a project in the summer of 2018. While a 2018 project seems highly unlikely at this time, the Board will wait until their May 2, 2018 meeting to make their decision."
March 17, 2018 - Update from the Town of Nags Head
The bids have been submitted and can be reviewed here: Nags Head Latest News
***The bids will be presented to Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners at the April 4, 2018 meeting.
February 01, 2018 - Update from the Town of Nags Head
"Thank you for your help in getting the word out about our possible beach nourishment project this summer.
Our goal is still to nourish in 2018; however, there are a lot of pieces that must come together before we know if we have a 2018 project or not. We hope to receive permits for the project in mid-March and, at this time, expect our Board of Commissioners to vote on whether or not to move forward with the project in 2018 or 2019 at their May 2, 2018 meeting. With this latest schedule in mind, should we move forward with nourishment this summer, construction would start in late June or early July 2018."
January 01, 2018 - Update issued from the town of Nags Head
"Beach Nourishment Update: The Town is still working to nourish 10 miles of our beach, from 2919 S. Virginia Dare Tr. (the Bonnett Street public beach access near Mile Post 11) south to the town line with the National Park Service, in the summer of 2018. This project has many aspects that must be coordinated; therefore, we don’t expect to have a more definitive nourishment schedule until this spring. As of January 12, 2018, we don’t expect construction to begin until sometime after June 1, 2018, provided we are able to move forward with nourishment this summer. "
December 01, 2017 - Update released by Dare County
"The Town of Nags Head is working towards conducting its first beach nourishment maintenance project. As of November 2017, plans call for nearly 4 million cubic yards of sand to be placed on 10 miles of beach during the summer of 2018. Nags Head’s oceanfront from the Bonnett Street public beach access near Mile Post 11 south to the town line with the National Park Service near Mile Post 21 will be impacted over the 4 to 5 month-long project. The Town is now awaiting permits and hopes to receive construction bids in late March or April. The bid amounts may result in delaying the construction until the summer of 2019; however, the preferred goal is to conduct the work in 2018. Construction is not slated to begin until the end of May 2018, with July 16, 2018 as the latest possible date for construction to begin. Dune stabilization measures such as sprigging and fencing will also be included in the project."
This page was created on December 1st , 2017.