By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice on January 3, 2022
At its Jan. 3 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners took another step forward on beach nourishment projects slated for 2022 by entering into a construction contract with Weeks Marine of Covington, LA to pump sand onto the beaches of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills.
Last month, the commissioners awarded the contract to Weeks Marine, which will pump approximately 2.46 million cubic yards of sand on 12.1 miles of beaches in those four municipalities for a total cost of $28.9 million. According to the agreement, the work would be finished on or before Dec. 31 of this year.
Turning to the other Dare County beach nourishment efforts, the commissioners on Jan. 3 also approved an amendment to the capital project ordinance for the Avon and Buxton project.
That will begin on May 1, with an end date of Sept. 30, 2022, and includes pumping a total of 2.2 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline, with 1 million cubic yards being placed along Avon beaches and 1.2 million cubic yards on Buxton beaches.
Last month, the commissioners awarded the bid for the 2022 Avon and Buxton beach nourishment project to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., which came in with a bid of $25.9 million. Of that amount, the county will contribute roughly $21.7 million. Other funding sources will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state grants.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO REVIEW PLANS FOR AN OUTER BANKS EVENT CENTER
County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.
Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.
Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.