After being slowed by rough seas and strong winds from late October through the first half of November, work on this year’s beach nourishment project along Southern Shores is about two-thirds complete.
As of November 18, there were two construction zones where both Weeks Marine dredges are pumping sand at Sand Piper Lane and First Avenue, and work is proceeding north to the Duck town line.
Approximately 3.8 miles of shoreline off Southern Shores is being widened at a cost of $11,457,602.
The other projects in Buxton, Avon, South Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills were completed this summer, and Kitty Hawk earlier this fall.
Equipment staging has already started along the beaches of Duck north of the Army Corps of Engineers Research Pier, and sand pumping will begin there once work along Southern Shores nears completion.
Approximately 1.6 miles of Duck’s shoreline will receive sand between the pier and Skimmer Way at a construction cost of $7,394,516.
For the latest on the 2022 Outer Banks beach nourishment projects, visit MoreBeachToLove.com.