NC - Avon takes a step forward towards a potential beach nourishment project

A potential beach nourishment project in Avon took a step forward at the February 4 meeting of the Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC), as the Board unanimously selected contractor Coastal Science and Engineering to submit a contract for a feasibility study.

County Manager Bobby Outten explained to the Board that the Capital Improvements Planning Committee (CIP) had received three responses from potential companies who were willing to orchestrate the study, all of whom had conducted similar projects in the Outer Banks region before.

“We’re lucky that we had three excellent contenders, and we had three groups that can certainly do the work. We would certainly be satisfied with any of them,” said Outten.

The CIP chose Coastal Science and Engineering to conduct the study, as they had previous experience on Hatteras Island, and had performed the Buxton Beach Nourishment project in 2017 and 2018.

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