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 Snores) 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 continues in the southern towns and all work is expected to be complete by late September to early October, 2017. It is important to keep in mind that all schedules are tentative and subject to change dependant on weather conditions and mechanical issues. During construction a current project status map for each town will be available at www.MoreBeachtoLove.com with updates on current construction areas and anticipated progress of work.