Kitty Hawk Begins Beach Re-Nourishment Planning
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. For more information please visit our website or to be added to the Town of Kitty Hawk Beach Nourishment list serve please email [email protected].
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.