The Town of Nags Head says their beach nourishment project that will take place along South Nags Head this summer is now scheduled to begin on July 13 and run through early September.
The town cautioned in an email sent Tuesday that the schedule is likely to change due to a variety of factors.
The project area is from the Comfort Inn South, 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road, near Mile Post 16 at Whalebone Junction southward to Nags Head’s corporate limits abutting Cape Hatteras National Seashore near Mile Post 21.
Grants from FEMA and the state, along with money from the local beach nourishment reserve fund, are subsidizing the South Nags Head project at a cost of $13.95 million.
The sand lost from previous beach widening from Jennette’s Pier south to Coquina Beach was determined to have been caused by recent hurricanes and were eligible for federal and state disaster relief funds.
Oceanfront properties and public beach accesses along South Virginia Dare Trail will not be impacted by the project, and equipment mobilization is underway.
For more information on beach nourishment projects along the Outer Banks, visit MoreBeachToLove.com.