Nags Head 2022 beach restoration project complete

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has finished works on the Nags Head’s 2022 beach restoration project.

GLDD’s hopper dredge Liberty Island delivered the last load at the northern terminus of the project area, at 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road, on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Approximately 611,000 cubic yards of sand was placed over 4.45 miles of beach during approximately 19 days of construction.

The project kicked off with the arrival of the Dredge Ellis Island on July 22, 2022. Over approximately 11 days, the largest hopper dredge in the United States placed sand from 9331 South Old Oregon Inlet Road south to 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road. The Ellis Island completed the southernmost section of the project on August 1.

After a short hiatus, the project resumed with the arrival of the Dredge Liberty Island on August 17, 2022. Over approximately 8 days, the Liberty Island restored the beach between 9331 South Old Oregon Inlet Road and 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

Over the next few days, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. will remove their equipment from the beach. The Gulfstream public beach access will remain closed while the equipment is being removed.

Photo: Town of Nags Head