Engineering

Engineering provides a variety of services relating to the planning, design, management, and construction of the Town's capital improvement projects. Additional services include management of the Town's stormwater management infrastructure with planned maintenance, replacement, and drainage infrastructure improvements. 

Construction scheduling and coordination is a critical component in successfully completing capital improvement projects. Construction progress maps and updates to large-scale construction projects are provided on this page to keep our residents and visitors informed of construction activities and related impacts.

Public Services Complex Construction

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The Public Services Complex construction project is well underway. Construction began in early April 2023 with site preparation work on the administration site, which is located within the limits of the existing bulk item/brush yard collection yard. Construction has progressed to the point where the building is "dried-in" with interior framing and a portion of exterior walls installed. Roof construction is nearly complete along with plumbing, mechanical, and electrical (PME) rough-in work ongoing.

Concurrently, construction is ongoing for the new water distribution building and combined fleet/facilities/sanitation (FFE) building. The water distribution building is located on the water operations parcel adjacent to the Fresh Pond. The fleet/facilities/sanitation building parallels the south property line of the main Public Services site and is situated between the water tower and the old facilities maintenance building which has since been demolished to accommodate the new facilities. The picture above was taken on October 31, 2023, detailing the progress of the combined FFS building. 

Significant progress has been made on the water distribution building with the exterior walls and roof in place. Work has transitioned to the interior of the building with PME rough-in work in progress. Construction has commenced on the equipment building, which is situated on the western portion of the Public Services site, with metal framing and exterior wall construction in progress.


 Additional updates will be provided as construction progresses.

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FY 23-24 Old Nags Head Place Drainage Restoration Project-Update October 13, 2023

The Old Nags Head Place Drainage Restoration Project construction has begun. The scope of work consists of the restoration of roadway swales throughout the neighborhood, replacement, and installation of driveway culvert pipes, installation of cross-street culvert pipes, and installation of an infiltration basin in the center of the S. Linda Lane cul-de-sac. Construction work will be undertaken by Enviro-Tech Unlimited Construction of Nags Head. A tentative construction has been established with the following sequence:




Construction LocationStart date (tentative)Finish Date (tentative)
S. Wrightsville Ave. to S. Memorial Ave. intersectionOct. 17, 2023October 30, 2023
S. Memorial Ave. from Bainbridge St. to Curlew St.October 25, 2023November 21, 2023
S. Memorial Ave. from Curlew St. to Hollowell St.November 21, 2023December 24, 2023
Curlew St.December 15, 2023December 29, 2023
S. Linda Lane from Curlew St. to cul-de-sacDecember 15, 2023February 10, 2023
S. Linda Lane from Curlew St. to north end of Old Nags Head Place subdivisionFebruary 6, 2023April 5, 2023

Please note that the schedule, sequencing, and location is tentative and is subject to change.

Letters have been forwarded to affected property owners outlining the anticipated impacts associated with the construction work. A copy of this letter can be accessed here. Project construction plans can be accessed here for viewing, (please note the file size is large and may take several minutes to load). 

November 21, 2023 Update: Construction crews are currently in the process of installing driveway culvert pipes between the intersections of Bainbridge St./S. Memorial Ave. and Curlew St./S. Memorial Ave. Construction will likely be delayed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2023, due to wet weather and through Thanksgiving Day. Light-duty construction activities are scheduled for Friday, November 24, 2024, consisting mostly of general cleanup work.

 Uninterrupted access is maintained along S. Memorial Ave. and all residences within the active construction zone.

 Next week, the driveway culvert pipe installations will continue along the S. Memorial Ave. corridor between Bainbridge St. and Curlew St. in conjunction with roadway asphalt patchwork and swale improvements.

 We have received several inquiries related to driveway culvert pipe replacements. As part of the drainage assessment, a physical survey was conducted on the existing drainage inventory, including the existing driveway culvert pipes. The culvert pipe elevations were compared to the proposed swale improvements to determine if a continuous flow line could be established. In cases where a negative pipe slope existed or where pipe elevations exceeded the pre-determined tolerances, the driveway culvert pipe was scheduled for replacement. The existing pipes will be replaced with a high-performance pipe designed for superior performance and durability. 

 In summary, not all driveway pipes will be replaced. 

 Approximately 2/3 of the driveway culvert pipes along S. Memorial Ave. between Bainbridge St and Curlew St. have been completed. Please note that the excavated portions of the roadway swale will temporarily remain unfinished and will be refined once all driveway culvert pipes have been installed in each zone. 

Additional updates will be provided as construction progresses.

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Epstein St. Bathhouse Replacement Project to be re-advertised September 2023.

The Epstein St. Bathhouse replacement project is about to begin. The project will consist of the demolition of existing facilities with construction consisting of a new multi-purpose building w/attached decking, parking lot improvements, on-site wastewater system installation, wood framed dune walkover, associated plumbing and electrical development, pedestrian walkways, and related site and infrastructure improvements. The beach access will be closed for the duration of construction to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Other Project Work scheduled for FY 23-24

A significant amount of construction project work is scheduled for FY 23-24. The projects require a level of survey, design, permitting, and bidding in advance of construction. The following is the remaining list of project work scheduled for FY 23-24. As the project proceed to design and bidding, additional information will be provided for project scheduling. 

  • Loggerhead St. dune walkover replacement
  • Governor St. dune walkover replacement
  • Causeway Estuarine Access Site Pier replacement
  • AC watermain replacement along S. Memorial Ave. between E. Eighth St and Driftwood Drive.
  • Existing drainage pipe replacements at E. Bittern St./ S. Memorial Ave., E. Abalone St./S. Memorial Ave., E. Gallery Row/S. Memorial Ave., Driftwood Dr./S. Memorial Ave., E. Atlas St./S. Memorial Ave. and E. Albatross St./S. Memorial Ave.
  • Street resurfacing along S. Memorial Ave. between E. Bittern St. and E. Eighth St.
  • Drainage Improvement Project between E. Hargrove St. and E. Tides Drive
  • S. Virginia Dare Trail multi-use pathway rehabilitation project
  • Sidewalk improvement projects along S. Seachase Dr. and E. Epstein St. 


Current Construction Projects

Stormwater Management

Technical Specifications and Standard Details

Bid Information

  1. Construction Projects


    Physical Address
    5401 S. Croatan Hwy.
    Nags Head, NC 27959

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 99
    Nags Head, NC 27959


  2. David Ryan

    Town Engineer

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