Three bids received for Dare County beach nourishment work

Dare County, NC, continues to work on the beach nourishment projects that are planned to take place in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills early next year.

At the County Board of Commissioners meeting that was held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the board voted unanimously to adopt an initial resolution authorizing the negotiation of an installment financing contract for the upcoming beach nourishment projects.

The initial resolution states, among other items, that the projects are essential to the county, that there is no property tax increase necessary to finance the projects and that the financed amount will not exceed $13 million.

The initial resolution also authorizes Dare County Manager Bobby Outten and Dare County Finance Director David Clawson to proceed with the contract.

Earlier in September, Dare County received three bids for the beach nourishment projects, which are currently scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022. Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina’s estimate for the construction portion of the project is $35.6 million.

The received bids came from the following companies:

  • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock – $34,599,625
  • Manson Construction – $45,945,050
  • Weeks Marine – $27,932,500

The Dare County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to approve the final debt resolution and award the bids at its next meeting, which will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021.

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