Duck beach nourishment delayed till March

By on November 22, 2022

Project was slated to begin this month

The Town of Duck announced on Nov. 22 that its beach nourishment project, initially slated to start this month and last about 30-35 days, has been postponed for about four months.

Here is the information from the Town.

We have been informed by Weeks Marine, the contractor doing the four-town beach nourishment project, that they are likely to be delaying work in Duck until mid- March. Due to equipment issues, minor weather-related delays, and a commitment to another time-sensitive job, Weeks Marine has fallen behind the original schedule.

Dare County, with whom this contract is made, and our coastal engineers, Weeks Marine staff members, and our team are working on a contract modification to ensure that our project is properly constructed in the spring. This will include assurances that any beach/dune losses between now and when the project is completed are properly replaced and that Weeks Marine will be responsible for all costs associated with additional sand and delays.

This change in schedule, while unfortunate, will have beach nourishment completed before the busier time of year and after the typically heavier part of the winter storm season. We remain confident that the job will be completed according to the new schedule by no later than mid- May.


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