2017 Kitty Hawk Beach Nourishment (File photo: Dare County)

NC - Dare County reveals beach nourishment bids

On Sept. 8, Dare County posted this update on the status of the beach nourishment projects slated to begin in four county municipalities next spring.

At the Dare County Board of Commissioners Sept. 7 meeting, it voted unanimously to adopt an initial resolution authorizing the negotiation of an installment financing contract for the beach nourishment projects that are planned to take place in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills.

The initial resolution states, among other items, that the projects are essential to the county, that there is no property tax increase necessary to finance the projects and that the financed amount will not exceed $13 million.

The initial resolution also authorizes Dare County Manager Bobby Outten and Dare County Finance Director David Clawson to proceed with the contract.

On Sept. 2, Dare County received bids for the beach nourishment projects, which are currently scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022. Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina’s estimate for the construction portion of the project is $35.6 million.

Dare County has received bids for the projects from the following companies:

  • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock – $34,599,625
  • Manson Construction – $45,945,050
  • Weeks Marine – $27,932,500

The Dare County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to approve the final debt resolution and award the bids at its next meeting, which will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20.

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