UPDATED: South Nags Head beach renourishment resumes after dredge issues

UPDATED: South Nags Head beach renourishment resumes after dredge issues

August 19th, 2022

The South Nags Head beach renourishment project, has resumed between mile post 18 and the Outer Banks Pier after a brief pause on Thursday due to issues with the dredge Liberty Island.

According to an email from the town on Friday, during the next five to seven days construction will progress south to near 9405 South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

Over about seven more days, construction will return to near 8701 South Old Oregon Inlet Road and proceed north to 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road off the Comfort Inn South, which is the northern end of the beach restoration project area.

Project construction should be completed by early September.

Restoration of the southernmost two miles of beach in Nags Head, from about 9405 South Old Oregon Inlet Road south through 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road, has already been completed.

Beach Access and Lifeguard Stand Changes Due to Beach Restoration

The Gulfstream public beach access will be used for equipment staging and will be closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic from about mid-August through early September 2022.

The Juncos access will remain closed to vehicles until late August. Pedestrians will be allowed to use the access when the dredging contractor feels it is safe. The lifeguard stand at this access has been temporarily relocated to the Jacob access.

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