Beaches in the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills have been named as Best Restored Beaches for 2018 by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). The award highlights the value of restored beaches and the crucial role they play in providing wide and beautiful beaches that attract people from around the world.
Town of Duck
Project was completed on June 28, 2017
1.7 miles of shoreline, from Oyster Catcher Lane to the Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility at a cost of 14.1 million dollars. For more information about the 2017 Beach Nourishment Project in the Town of Duck, click here.
Town of Kitty Hawk
Project was completed on October 21, 2017
3.58 miles of shoreline, from the Southern Shores to Kill Devil Hills town lines at a construction cost of 18.2 million dollars. Click here for more information about the project in Kitty Hawk.
Town of Kill Devil Hills
Project was completed on July 27, 2017
2.6 miles of shoreline, from the Kitty Hawk town line to Prospect Avenue at a construction cost of 8.4 million dollars. For more information on the 2017 Beach Nourishment project in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, click here.
Town of Southern Shores
Project was completed on August 6, 2017.
2,500 feet of shoreline, from the Kitty Hawk town line to 44 Ocean Boulevard at a cost of 1 million dollars. For more information about the 2017 Beach Nourishment project in Southern Shores, click here.
Hatteras Island - Buxton
Project was completed on February 27, 2018
2.9 miles of shoreline from the "Haulover" north of Buxton to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at a cost of 22.1 million dollars. Weeks Marine pumped the final load of sand at the northern end of the nourishment project on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. All 2.6 million cubic yards of sand have now been placed along the stretch of beach that runs 2.9 miles from the “Haulover” north of Buxton to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Town of Nags Head
2019 Project - completed August 18, 2019
4 million cubic yards of sand placed along the designated ten-mile shoreline project area. For more information on beach nourishment in Nags Head, click here.
Over 4.5 million cubic yards of sand was placed along the designated ten-mile shoreline project area.
Project was completed in September 2014
Beach nourishment was completed by NCDOT in September 2014 to protect a section of N.C. 12, locally known as “S-Curves” or “S-Turns” north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island. In conjunction with NCDOT, crews with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC completed dredging and placed 1.7 million cubic yards of sand along the shoreline in the designated project area.
Video - Highway NC 12 Protection on Hatteras Island