A beach restoration project will take place sometime between late spring and early fall of 2022 on Nags Head's beach from 8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road (Comfort Inn South) near Mile Post 16 south to Nags Head's corporate limits abutting Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The estimated $13,952,137 project 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.
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 dredging contractor will likely provide a preliminary schedule for the work in the spring of 2022. These projects are complex, with a lot of variables that may impact the construction schedule.
A construction schedule map will be posted on the 2022 Beach Restoration Project web site in the spring of 2022. This map will be updated daily during the project to provide the latest beach closure information.
View videos from our 2019 beach nourishment project to get a better idea of what construction entails.