Outer Banks Shoreline Management - Nags Head Summer 2019

Beach Nourishment Construction Update 

Beach nourishment construction has passed Jennette's Pier and is progressing south near Mile Post 16.5 in the 8000 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

View a video of the construction taking place just north of Jennette's Pier on Sunday, July 28. 

View a video of the construction taking place south of Jennette's Pier on Monday, July 29. 

We anticipate that sometime on Thursday, August 1, 2019 (keep in mind this date could change), construction will jump to the submerged pipeline located near Mile Post 18 in the 8500 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. From that submerged pipeline, construction will move south to tie into the beach that was built earlier in the summer near Mile Post 18.5 in the 8900 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. 

In addition, we anticipate that pumping operations on the beach will stop temporarily on Friday evening, August 2, when the dredge heads to Norfolk for refueling. The dredge should return to the area on Sunday morning, August 4. You can track the Liberty Island's position at MarineTraffic.com

As background, construction typically progresses 5,000 feet on each side (north and south) of a submerged line that connects to a dredge offshore. Once construction has been completed 5,000 feet in each direction, work will then move to another submerged line and the process will begin over again. 

Several parking spaces at the Juncos Street public beach access are being used by the sand fencing/sprigging contractor, but the access remains open.  

The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access.

The project is still expected to be complete in late August or early September. 


Progress Map

Beach nourishment construction near Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
The Dredge Liberty Island pumps sand onto the beach near Jennette's Pier in Nags Head early on Sunday, July 28, 2019. 
Beach nourishment construction taking place just south of Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Monday, July 29, 2019.
Beach nourishment construction taking place just south of Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Monday, July 29, 2019. 
Sand fencing and sprigging is being installed as part of Nags Head's beach nourishment project.
Sand fencing and dune grass is being installed as part of the nourishment project. Please enter and exit the beach through designated access points to avoid trampling the newly planted dune grasses. This is an important part of the dune stabilization process and your cooperation is appreciated. The project is progressing south to the town line at Mile Post 21 and then will move north from Juncos Street to finish the remaining beach nourishment project area. 
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