Due to the forecast of strong northeasterly winds and rough sea conditions into early next week, the beach nourishment project along Southern Shores will be paused until at least Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is calling for winds from the northeast of 20 to 25 knots, and gusts up to 30 knots, along with seas of 7 to 8 feet through Saturday.
Winds will decrease Sunday to around 10 to 15 mph, but seas will remain in the 6 to 8 foot range through at least Monday.
According to a post on the Town of Southern Shores Facebook page, Weeks Marine will store their equipment on the beach in a safe manner until the dredges return.
Construction zones are currently located between 164 Ocean Boulevard and 6 Bluefin Lane, and between 58 and 78 Ocean Boulevard.
The other projects in Buxton, Avon, South Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills were completed this summer, and Kitty Hawk earlier this month. Equipment staging along the beaches of Duck started last week.
For the latest on the 2022 Outer Banks beach nourishment projects, visit MoreBeachToLove.com.