Southern Shores beach nourishment to start as early as this weekend

Southern Shores beach nourishment to start as early as this weekend

September 13th, 2022

Nourishment of the beaches off the Town of Southern Shores is slated to being as early as this weekend, and equipment will start arriving in the town on Wednesday.

The contractor for project, Weeks Marine, is planning to begin delivering construction equipment at the Trout Run beach access. The beach access will remain open unless crews are actively using it to load and unload equipment.

Crews plan to set the pipe that pumps sand onshore either Thursday or Friday near 60 Ocean Boulevard (N.C. 12), about halfway between Skyline Road and Chicahauk Trail.

Project construction will begin there as early as Saturday and then head south into Kitty Hawk. Once that end is completed, work will eventually head northward from 60 Ocean Boulevard.

Approximately 3.8 miles of shoreline from the Duck/Southern Shores town line to the Southern Shores/Kitty Hawk town line at a construction cost of $11,457,602.

The project is being paid for through a combination of revenue from a special property tax district and the Dare County beach nourishment fund, using money from Southern Shores’ portion of the occupancy tax on vacation rentals.

The first beach nourishment off Southern Shores took place in 2017, when a 3,000 foot section was widened north of the Kitty Hawk town line.

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