2022 Hurricane Dorian Beach Restoration Project

Sand fencing installation in south Nags Head August 16, 2019.

June 28, 2022 Construction Schedule Update

Construction is expected to take place from about July 13 through early September 2022.

Equipment mobilization is underway now and de-mobilization is expected to take place in September. 

Remember, it is likely the schedule will change over the course of the project.

Construction Area
The project will place take place from 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road (Comfort Inn South) near Mile Post 16, south through 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road (see map).

*Oceanfront properties and public beach accesses along South Virginia Dare Trail will NOT be impacted.

Frequently Asked Questions About Beach Nourishment Construction

 2019 Beach Nourishment Project Videos

Beach Restoration Construction Progress Map

Once the project begins, the construction schedule map, below, will be updated daily with the latest beach closures.

To expand the map click on the Expand Map Symbol symbol in the upper right hand corner of the map below. The area that will be nourished is in yellow. 

The area north of 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road will NOT be nourished as a part of this project.


Project Background 

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. The estimated $13,952,137 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.

Photo of Beach with Text Receive Beach Restoration Progress Updates

How Beach Restoration Construction Works

 These projects are not linear in nature and due to the size of our project, we may have more than one beach closure area. 

Sand is pumped ashore from an offshore dredge via a submerged pipeline. Construction typically proceeds in one direction from the submerged pipe (also known as a landing point) for a few thousand feet and then will proceed in the other direction from the same landing point. 

When all work related to a particular landing point and pipeline length is complete, the contractor will temporarily stop pumping sand and relocate the submerged pipeline to a new landing point. Work will then begin all over again.