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Update on Avon beach nourishment project by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Posted on June 6, 2022

According to the latest update from Dare County on the Avon beach nourishment project, initial mobilization of equipment for the project is almost complete. Contractors are now waiting for the dredge Liberty Island to arrive after a dry dock period in the Gulf and testing has been completed. June 14 is the current estimated date for its arrival.

Throughout this summer, Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s off-road vehicle (ORV) Ramp 38 will remain open, but visitors with beach driving permits can expect some intermittent, short-term delays entering and exiting the ramp as beach nourishment equipment is moved safely to and from the beach.

The parking lot at ORV Ramp 38 will be closed this summer.

Flaggers will be at the ramp directing traffic, on Friday, June 2, when 32 trucks carrying shore pipe began arriving on site.

Visitors planning to park in the parking lot at ORV Ramp 38 should instead consider using nearby parking lots at Haulover Sound Access and Kite Point Sound Access, according to the Dare County update.

Visit for more information about all 2022 beach nourishment projects taking place in Dare County, including projected timelines and answers to the most frequently asked questions.


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