Beach Re-Nourishment Project 2022

June 27, 2022

Beach Nourishment Staging to Begin in Kitty Hawk

Today, June 27, 2022,  Weeks Marine, our Beach Nourishment contractor is planning to remove the subline from Kill Devil Hills and move it to Kitty Hawk in the area of 3727 N. Virginia Dare Trail, just North of White Street.  About a 500 foot area will be fenced off and this portion of the beach will be closed until the subline is safely installed.

Once the subline is in place it will be fenced off and the beach will re-open.

We are still expecting nourishment to begin early in July.

April 6, 2022 – Tentative Schedule for 2022 Beach Nourishment Project, Please Note Dates for Kitty Hawk Have Changed.

As contractors provide tentative construction schedules, this table will be updated. Please check back for more information and sign up for Kitty Hawk specific email updates by following this link: Kitty Hawk Beach Nourishment Updates

The View Kitty Hawk’s Project Map Please Click Here.

 

March 11, 2022

Current TV, in partnership with Dare County Government, has released “More Beach to Love – Highlighting 2022 Dare County Beach Nourishment Projects,” an informational video that provides an overview of the numerous beach nourishment projects that are scheduled to take place throughout Dare County this year. To view the video, see below:

In an effort to address the critical issue of erosion occurring along the beaches of the Outer Banks, several miles of shoreline will be replenished within the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, as well as the villages of Avon and Buxton on Hatteras Island.

In addition to providing general information about the upcoming projects, the video also directs viewers to visit www.MoreBeachToLove.com, which will serve as an essential resource for residents, visitors and property owners who are searching for detailed information and updates about beach nourishment activities in their area.

A collaboration between Dare County and its municipalities, www.MoreBeachToLove.com is designed to provide a convenient and comprehensive guide to shoreline management and the specific beach nourishment projects that are scheduled to be completed throughout 2022.

Visitors to the website will find an array of important information that ranges from detailed project maps and anticipated construction schedules to an extensive video gallery and an assortment of frequently asked questions.

In an effort to address the critical issue of erosion occurring along the beaches of the Outer Banks, several miles of shoreline will be replenished within the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, as well as the villages of Avon and Buxton on Hatteras Island.

(To view project documents scroll down)

The Town is in the beginning stages of planning for the 2022 Beach Re-Nourishment Project and has contracted with Coastal Protection Engineering out of Wilmington, NC.  The Town anticipates beginning the permitting phase with all environmental agencies this year.

The project will be in conjunction with Dare County, Town of Southern Shores, Duck, and Kill Devil Hills.  A collaborative approach to re-nourishment reduces the overall costs of the re-nourishment project.  Municipal Service District taxes remain unchanged.

The Town will be working closely to disseminate information to residents and visitors well in advance of the scheduled construction.  To be added to the Town’s Beach Nourishment Listserv, please click here.

September 8, 2021 Update for Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills (from Dare County Public Information)

At the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that was held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the board voted unanimously to adopt an initial resolution authorizing the negotiation of an installment financing contract for the beach nourishment projects that are planned to take place in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills.

The initial resolution states, among other items, that the projects are essential to the county, that there is no property tax increase necessary to finance the projects and that the financed amount will not exceed $13 million. The initial resolution also authorizes Dare County Manager Bobby Outten and Dare County Finance Director David Clawson to proceed with the contract. To view the initial resolution in full, click here.

On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Dare County received bids for the beach nourishment projects, which are currently scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022. Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina’s estimate for the construction portion of the project is $35.6 million.

Dare County has received bids for the projects from the following companies:

  • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock – $34,599,625

  • Manson Construction – $45,945,050

  • Weeks Marine – $27,932,500

The Dare County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to approve the final debt resolution and award the bids at its next meeting, which will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021.