Work on the final mile of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment in September 2017. (Dare County/Youtube)

NC - Kitty Hawk, KDH take steps on nourishment project

Two of the four Dare County municipalities that are expected to partner on a 2022 beach nourishment project have given the green light for the Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina, Inc. to move forward with the critical design and permitting steps needed prior bidding and construction of the project.

The Kitty Hawk Town Council and the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners both unanimously approved a contract with the Wilmington, N.C.-based firm on June 8, while the Duck Town Council is expected to take up the contract on June 17 and Southern Shores Town Council will hold a public forum on June 16 before committing to the project.

Project Manager Ken Wilson told the Voice that over the next six to eight months, his firm will be providing assistance to the municipalities in the way of engineering design, environmental permitting and identification of offshore sand resources. The firm provided the same services for the four municipalities and Dare County as part their joint beach nourishment project in 2017.

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