Projected 2017 Beach Nourishment Schedules*

Start Date

End Date

Duration

Buxton

 June 1, 2017  August 31, 2017  90 days

Duck

Late May

Late July

60 days

Southern Shores

TBD  TBD  TBD

Kitty Hawk

Late June

Late August

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.   

 Beach Nourishment Public Information Meeting Videos

In mid-February and early March, a series of Beach Nourishment Public Information Meetings were held in the Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and in Buxton on Hatteras Island. The public was invited to attend and view a presentation featuring a question and answer session with representatives from the project engineers and contractors. If you were unable to attend the meetings, a video of each meeting and a PDF of the presentation is available for viewing below. 

Buxton Video 
Coastal Science and Engineering Presentation
Weeks Marine Presentation

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

 

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

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Hatteras 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 "Haulover" 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. Construction is scheduled to begin in June and will be completed by August 31, 2017. 

 
   

Town of Duck

Click here for more information about the project in the Town of Duck.
1.7 miles of shoreline, from Oyster Catcher Lane to the Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility

   
   

Town of Kitty Hawk

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3.58 miles of shoreline, from the Southern Shores to Kill Devil Hills town lines

   
   

Town of Kill Devil Hills

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2.6 miles of shoreline, from the Kitty Hawk town line to Prospect Avenue

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Town of Southern Shores

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2,500 feet of shoreline, from the Kitty Hawk town line to 44 Ocean Boulevard - Map

 

 

 

 

Town of Duck

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Town of Kitty Hawk

Click here for more information about the project in Kitty Hawk.

Town of Kill Devil Hills

 Click here for more information about the project in Kill Devil Hills.

Town of Duck

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Town of Kitty Hawk

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Town of Kill Devil Hills

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