The Town of Duck completed its first beach nourishment project in the spring/summer 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 protection. Dare County (the contracting entity for the project which includes the Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Southern Shores) 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. Construction in the Town of Duck project began on May 23, 2017 and was completed on June 28, 2017. Work was completed in the Southern towns in late October, 2017 ahead of the December 31, 2017 deadine. For additional information regarding the project as a whole, please visit www.MoreBeachtoLove.com .