Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project Complete

The Town of Duck hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to commemorate the completion of the Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project that took place along Duck Road (NC-12). Funded in part by the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation, Dare County Tourism Board, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this project marks a significant step forward in safeguarding the Town’s coastline along the Currituck Sound and bolstering community resilience. 

Components of the project include: the elevation of NC-12 to reduce flooding, restoration of the native marsh to protect the shoreline and improve natural habitat, addition of a bicycle/ pedestrian connection on the west side of the project area, and stormwater management improvements to reduce flooding and enhance water quality. 

Comments made by Mayor Don Kingston, Senior Planner Sandy Cross, Planning and Design Project Manager of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) Richard Wiatt, and Fred Smith Company Superintendent Timmy Thomas took place at the project site, followed by the ribbon cutting and short reception.