Beach Nourishment Update- June 14, 2017

A public meeting was held today, June 14, in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall. At this meeting, Coastal Planning and Engineering and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) presented an update on the Town of Duck Beach Nourishment project. A video recording is available for viewing here, on our Town website, and social media outlets. Julien Devisse, with Coastal Planning and Engineering, presented on the progress to date, as well as a tentative schedule.

The Dodge and Padre Island dredges are currently finishing up working south from the Ocean Bay Blvd subline. GLDD anticipates that they should be completed by tomorrow. They will then resume work at the Dianne St. subline and pump north to meet the completed beach. At this time, the active construction zone for this area is between approximately Sea Tern Dr. and Carroll Dr.

The Liberty Island dredge has approximately 500 feet of beach left to complete to the southern boundary. It is anticipated that this will be completed by this coming weekend and then return to Widgeon St. to work north until subline in Kill Devil Hills is ready to begin work. Currently, the active construction zone is approximately Spyglass Rd and Spindrift Ln.

Please see the Project map for the active construction and completed zones.

It is important to keep in mind that all schedules are tentative and subject to change as weather and mechanical issues may arise. GLDD will continue to do their best to keep beach access open and finish as quickly as possible.

The Town gets all updates out as quickly as possible on the Town website and social media. Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates!


  Liberty Island site looking south.