The Town of Duck will be undergoing our first beach nourishment project in the spring of 2017. For the purpose of the Town’s project, beach nourishment is the process by which sand is brought by a dredge from offshore sand sources and pumped onto a beach. The sand is placed according to an engineered plan with a specific criteria for a built beach (berm) and storm projection. Dare County (the contracting entity for the project which includes the Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills) awarded the bid for the contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The bid totaled $38,596,850. A contract with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company was executed on April 19, 2016. The construction schedule will start the project in the Town of Duck on April 1, 2017, and is anticipated to be completed by June 2017. Work will continue next in Kitty Hawk on June 1 through August 20, followed by Kill Devil Hills on August 20 through October 10, 2017. Keep in mind that weather and equipment failures may cause breaks in work and delays. During construction a current project status map will be available at www.MoreBeachtoLove.com with updates on current construction areas and anticipated progress of work.
Click here for the full Dare County Beach Nourishment Contract (very large file)
Duck Beach Nourishment Project: Spring 2016
This overview was filmed by Dare County Government Channel TV as an update to the Beach Nourishment Projects as of March 2016
Duck Beach Nourishment Project: Winter 2015
This overview was filmed for Dare County Government Channel’s news program, Destination Dare and aired in February 2015
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Visit the Beach Nourishment Project Status & Updates page for all update letters and documents pertaining to the project.
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