Duck Beach Nourishment Project

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, originally scheduled in the Town of Duck for April 1 to approximately June 1, 2017, is now projected to begin in late May and continue through late July. Work will continue next in Kitty Hawk late June through late August, followed by Kill Devil Hills early August through mid-September 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 with updates on current construction areas and anticipated progress of work.

A presentation with question and answer session by and with the Beach Nourishment Consultants, Coastal Planning and Engineering and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, took place at the Town Council’s Annual Retreat on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall. If you were unable to attend this meeting, a recording of the session is available for viewing below and on the Town’s YouTube channel.

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


Click here to view frequently asked questions and answers.

Click here for a comprehensive update and Bid & Rebid FAQs.

Project Updates

Visit the Beach Nourishment Project Status & Updates page for all update letters and documents pertaining to the project.

Project Meetings

To receive email notices on future meetings related to beach nourishment, please subscribe to the Town of Duck E-newsletter. Meeting minutes and videos will be posted online within five days following meetings.

More Beach to Love is a collaborative effort by Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, to provide a resource to find and access information on all Dare County nourishment projects.

Town of Duck Beach Nourishment

This segment was filmed as part of Dare County’s Destination Dare News Program.