Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Update May 9, 2017

The Town of Duck Beach Nourishment project is anticipated to begin dredging operations around May 20th. Please note that this is still a tentative schedule and is subject to change. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is now anticipating the use of three dredges (the Liberty Island, the Dodge, and Padre Island), rather than one, for the Town of Duck project. It is estimated that all three dredges will arrive prior to the end of May, though it is unclear which will arrive first.

Once the Liberty Island arrives, the current plan for this dredge will be to begin at the southern end of the project where the subline comes on-shore near Widgeon Drive and will work to the north. The Dodge and Padre Island dredges are expected to begin at the northern end of the project near Ocean Bay Blvd. working to the north to the end of the northern taper.

GLDD has also conducted the pre-construction survey of the beach fill area, which is expected to be submitted within the week. As additional information is received, updates will be made available via the Town’s website, social media handles, and e-news.

GLDD and Coastal Planning & Engineering, contractors for the Town of Duck project, will present project and schedule updates at the Town Council mid-month meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a recording of the presentation will be available on the Town of Duck’s YouTube channel and website