The beach bordering Ocean View Drive in Avon on November 25 – a week after a mid-November nor’easter caused repeated ocean overwash to the area, and N.C. Highway 12. (Island Free Press)

NC - Dare Board okays up to $250000 for Avon beach nourishment study

At the end of the Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on November 4, the BOC agreed to allocate up to $250,000 from the Beach Nourishment Fund to pay for an upcoming study to examine the details and costs of initiating a beach nourishment project in Avon.

The allocation for an Avon study stemmed from a similar request for study-related funds from the Town of Southern Shores, which is also considering a beach nourishment project in the not-so-distant future.

“As you know, down in Avon, they’ve been asking us for a long time for some kind of funds to do a study to figure out what it would cost to do a beach nourishment project,” said County Manager Bobby Outten at the BOC meeting. “We said we didn’t want to do that just yet, because we didn’t know when or if we would have money to do a project.”

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