Project Status and Updates

This page will display construction updates.

**Beach nourishment construction is dependent on a number of factors including weather, mechanical issues, and other unforeseen delays.

BEACH NOURISHMENT SCHEDULE UPDATE | NOVEMBER 22

We have been informed by Weeks Marine, the contractor doing the four- town beach nourishment project, that they are likely to be delaying work in Duck until mid- March. Due to equipment issues, minor weather- related delays, and commitment to
another time- sensitive job, Weeks Marine has fallen behind the original schedule.

Dare County, with whom this contract is made, and our coastal engineers, Weeks Marine staff members, and our team are working on a contract modification to ensure that our project is properly constructed in the spring. This will include assurances that any beach/ dune losses between now and when the project is completed are properly replaced and that Weeks Marine will be responsible for all costs associated with additional sand and delays.

This change in schedule, while unfortunate, will have beach nourishment completed before the busier time of year and after the typically heavier part of the winter storm season. We remain confident that the job will be completed according to the new schedule by no later than mid- May.  

For more information on the project please visit our More Beach to Love website.

BEACH NOURISHMENT SCHEDULE UPDATE | NOVEMBER 7

Due to poor weather conditions expected this week, dredging operations will be shut down so that the dredges can return to Norfolk, VA for safe harbor. Weeks Marine expects conditions to improve for the dredges to return and resume operations early next week. When we have a tentative start date for the Town of Duck, an update will be shared via website and social media.

*Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on a number of factors, including weather conditions, equipment issues, and other extenuating circumstances.

For more information on the project please visit our More Beach to Love website.

Beach Nourishment Public Meeting

A public meeting for the Beach Nourishment project will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Engineers from CPE and contractors from Weeks Marine will be in attendance and ready to answer any questions the public may have.

This meeting will be streamed live on YouTube and posted for viewing later if you are unable to attend.

UPDATED BEACH NOURISHMENT SCHEDULE | NOVEMBER 4

Weeks Marine has installed the subline near Carroll Drive. An access point at Port Trinitie for temporary construction workers and fueling vehicles will be constructed in the coming days. This access will be restored at the completion of the project. It is estimated that pumping operations will begin around 11/14*. The project is expected to take approximately 32 days with a completion date of around 12/16-12/17. Please note that heavy equipment will be transported up the beach from Southern Shores. Please continue to exercise caution as construction begins.

*Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on a number of factors, including weather conditions, equipment issues, and other extenuating circumstances.

For more information on the project please visit our More Beach to Love website.

UPDATED BEACH NOURISHMENT SCHEDULE | OCTOBER 20

Update 10:00 A.M.

There has been a change to the prior update. Weeks Marine has modified the location of the northern subline to the vicinity of Carroll Drive.


Weeks Marine has updated the beach nourishment schedule for Duck. 

Actual construction is now expected to begin in late October with an estimated project duration of 30-35 days.  Staging is anticipated to begin Thursday, October 20 with the installation of the northern subline located in the vicinity of Acorn Oak Avenue, north of Sound Sea Avenue and south of Ocean Bay Blvd.

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on a number of factors, including weather conditions, equipment issues, and other extenuating circumstances.

For more information on the project please visit our More Beach to Love website.

UPDATED BEACH NOURISHMENT SCHEDULE | OCTOBER 18

Weeks Marine has updated the beach nourishment schedule for Duck. 

Actual construction is now expected to begin in late October with an estimated project duration of 30-35 days.  Staging is expected to begin this Wednesday, October 19 with the installation of the subline near North Snow Geese Drive. The access point to the beach for mobilization of the equipment is in Southern Shores. Please exercise caution as heavy equipment will be moving up the beach from the Duck town line to the construction area. 

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on a number of factors, including weather conditions, equipment issues, and other extenuating circumstances.

For more information on the project please visit our More Beach to Love website.