Beach Nourishment Public Information Meeting Videos

In mid-February, a series of Beach Nourishment Public Information Meetings were held in the Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. The public was invited to attend and view a presentation featuring a question and answer session with representatives from Coastal Planning and Engineering and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock. If you were unable to attend the meetings, a video of each meeting and a PDF of the presentation is available for viewing below. 

Town of Duck Video
Town of Duck Presentation in .PDF format

Town of Kitty Hawk Video
Town of Kitty Hawk Presentation in .PDF format

Kill Devil Hills Video
Town of Kill Devil Hills Presentation in .PDF format 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Presentation - Applicable to Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills projects

Projected 2017 Beach Nourishment Schedules*

Start Date

End Date





Mid to Late May

Mid to Late July

60 days

Kitty Hawk



60 days

Kill Devil Hills

Early August

Early to Mid-Sept

35-45 days


*This information is not binding and is meant to provide estimated construction times for planning purposes. The beach nourishment start dates are subject to change. This information will be updated as new information becomes available. Please keep in mind that mobilization operations, including laying subline and assembling land based machinery, will begin approximately one month prior to construction to be ready once the dredge is on site.   


What is beach nourishment? 

Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source such as an inlet or waterway, or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion protecting property, communities and infrastructure located along the shoreline.

Current Beach Nourishment Project Updates

County Seal ThumbnailHatteras Island - Buxton

The Buxton Beach Nourishment project will be constructed in 2017 to ensure safe reliable access to Hatteras Island via NC 12.  The project includes approximately 2.9 miles of beach and will initially widen the beach by approximately 250 feet. The northern project limit is at the "Haul Over" north of Buxton and the southern limit is at the oceanfront groin near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The project cost is estimated at $25 million, with the majority of the funding coming from the Beach Nourishment Fund.  Weeks Marine was awarded the contract to construct the project and a project schedule will be posted here once it is available.

Town of Duck

For more information about beach nourishment projects in the Town of Duck, click here.

Town of Kitty Hawk

For more information about beach nourishment projects in the Town of Kitty Hawk, click here.

Town of Kill Devil Hills

 For more information on the Beach Nourishment project in Kill Devil Hills, click here.