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Updates released on Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Buxton beach nourishment projects

Posted on July 25, 2022

In recent days, Dare County has release updates on several of this summer’s ongoing beach nourishment projects.

Kitty Hawk: About to get underway

Beach Nourishment work has been completed in Kill Devil Hills and the contractor is moving equipment and beginning work in Kitty Hawk. The dredge has left the construction site for maintenance and inspections. It is scheduled to return the first week of August. Sand pumping will begin once the dredge returns.

In anticipation of the dredge’s return, equipment is being moved to the subline pipe, just North of White Street (North of 3727 N. Virginia Dare Trail) This equipment is stored near the dune and is fenced off to the public. There is access in front of the fenced area and beachgoers can walk in front of the restricted area near the ocean.

Next week, the contractor is planning to add approximately 700 feet of pipe to the current subline north of White Street. In addition, they are planning to move the subline pipe currently in Kill Devil Hills to the second subline pipe site in Kitty Hawk. This subline will be located near Balchen Street. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Nags Head: Construction moving south

Construction began on Friday, July 22 near 10011 South Old Oregon Inlet Road in south Nags Head. Over the next 7-10 days, construction will move south to the south end of the project area at 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

The project will place take place from 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road (Comfort Inn South) near Mile Post 16, south through 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

Oceanfront properties and public beach accesses along South Virginia Dare Trail will NOT be impacted.

Buxton: Work likely to resume in coming week

The current plan is for the Ellis Island to begin work on the Town of Nags Head’s beach nourishment project. If any issues are found in the subline during the testing process, the Ellis Island will leave Nags Head and head to Buxton in the next day or two to resume the beach nourishment operations that were previously paused.

If testing goes well and the dredge Ellis Island remains in Nags Head, then the Liberty Island will be assigned to the Buxton project once the Avon project is completed, and the dredge takes time to refuel. With this scenario, work in Buxton would likely resume on Thursday, July 28, 2022, or Friday July 29.


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