Nags Head's beach nourishment is now underway with the arrival of the Dredge Ellis Island on pumping sand onto the beach just south of Limulus Street in south Nags Head, near Mile Post 20.5.
The project will move south towards the southern project terminus near Mile Post 21 (at the town/National Park Service line). Once this area has been completed, operations will turn north from near Pelican Street and begin progressing north towards Outer Banks Pier and then towards Jennette's Pier.
The Dredge Liberty Island will begin working off of a second submerged line (through which sand is pumped from the dredge onto the beach) that is installed between Conch Street and Hollowell Street near Mile Post 11.5. Construction in this area is planned to begin around May 13 and will progress north to Mile Post 11 first, before moving south from the sub-line near Conch Street and then further south towards Jennette's Pier.
NOTE - Parking at the Juncos and Forrest Street beach accesses will be closed for the duration of the project, which is slated to last 90-120 days. However, pedestrian access will still be permitted. Lifeguard stands will still be in place, but may be moved a few feet to accommodate construction traffic.
We will keep you updated on construction progress changes.