Town of Nags Head getting ready for the next beachfill

The Town of Nags Head, North Carolina, is planning a beach restoration project to replace sand lost during 2019’s Hurricane Dorian.

Construction is expected to take place over the summer of 2022.

The beach restoration project will place 567,000 cubic yards of sand on 4.45 miles of Nags Head’s beach in the southern part of the town, from about Jennette’s Pier near Mile Post 16, south to the corporate limits abutting Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The estimated $13.9 million project cost will be funded by a FEMA/North Carolina disaster assistance grant of $12,063,269, a North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Resources Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation grant of $1,408,247, and a contribution of approximately $480,480 from the Town of Nags Head’s beach nourishment capital reserve.

The project is engineered to provide enough healthy, protective beach to allow the Town to align its regularly scheduled beach nourishment maintenance with those of the other northern beaches, tentatively planned for 2027.

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