Dare County Accepts Beach Nourishment Bid For KDH, Kitty Hawk, Duck

Posted By on April 21, 2016

On behalf of the towns of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Duck, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on March 17, 2016, accepted the base bid for the beach nourishment project, totaling $38,520,850.00, from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.

The base bid award is another step towards the beach nourishment project’s implementation.

The next steps in this process include approval from the Local Government Commission, a biological opinion from National Marine Fisheries and an agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Once these and final financing steps are taken, nourishment work is tentatively scheduled to begin April 2017 in Duck, with the project concluding in Kill Devil Hills in autumn of 2017. The nourishment work schedules are dependent upon weather and may change.

In Kill Devil Hills, the beach nourishment project will cover almost 2.6 miles of beach, beginning at the Town’s northern border with Kitty Hawk, south to Prospect Avenue, depositing approximately 900,000 cubic yards of sand.

The beach nourishment project is funded in part by Dare County’s Beach Nourishment Fund, which is sourced by a 2% portion of the occupancy tax collected by Dare County. Additionally, each town is also funding part of its project through ad valorem tax revenue generated by a special Municipal Service District.

Kill Devil Hills beach. (photo courtesy of Kill Devil Hills)

Kill Devil Hills beach. (photo courtesy of Kill Devil Hills)

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