1.7 miles located from the northern boundary of the Army Corps of Engineers property, north to 140 Skimmer Way, which includes a northern taper
Total Estimated Sand Volume:
1,153,500 (Cubic Yards)
Dune Crest Height and Width:
At an elevation of 20 feet, the dune will be 20 feet wide at a 5 to 1 slope (North American Vertical Datum of 1988 or NAVD88)
At an elevation of 6 feet, the beach will be 65 to 70 feet wide (NAVD88)
130 to 135 feet
Project Access to the Beach:
It is anticipated that access to the beach for the project construction will be through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FRF property
120 easements for the placement of sand for the beach nourishment project have been signed and returned to the town
On March 8, 2016, in response to the re-issue of the Request for Bids for the Towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk beach nourishment projects, four bids from dredge contractors were received. The bids received were as follows: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock: $38,520,850; Weeks Marine: $45,071,250; Manson Construction: $47,841,900; and, Dutra Group: $48,205,055. Subsequent to the bid opening, complete bid packages were reviewed by the project’s consultant engineers, CPE-NC, who determined that Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is the lowest responsible bidder. The proposed timeline submitted as a part of the bid package from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock indicates that the project will begin in the Town of Duck on April 1, 2017 with a projected completion in Duck early summer. Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills projects will follow.
Dare County Board of Commissioners met on March 17 at 8:30 a.m. to review the bids received, and it was unanimously approved by the Commissioners to issue a Notice to Award the construction contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock. The award is contingent on Local Government Commission (LGC) approval of the financing of the project and it is expected they will be under contract before the end of June 2016. View Bid & Rebid FAQs here.
Estimated Project Cost:
- Dare County: $7.7 million funded by Dare County using occupancy tax revenues collected specifically for beach nourishment projects
- Duck: $6.889 million to be funded through the issuance of Special Obligation Bonds (SOBs) to be paid back over five years at an estimated annual debt service of $1,221,390; debt service to be funded as follows:
Estimated Debt Service Funding:
$1,221,390 annual for five years
- $247,857 funded by entire town through budgetary appropriation
- $632,248 funded by MSD A (14.8 cents): all oceanfront and non-oceanfront properties in the project area
- $341,285 funded by MSD B (31.5 cents): oceanfront properties in the project area only
Municipal Service District revenue that has been collected for this project must be used for the project. In this case, the revenue generated for the project was based on the anticipated debt service to fund the project. The revenue is being held in a separate fund and used for this purpose. If the Town fails to enter a contract for the project by June 30, 2016, MSD revenue is required by law to be returned.