Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. has provided an update on the projected arrival dates for the two dredges that will be tasked with performing beach nourishment in the villages of Avon and Buxton.
Avon Beach Nourishment:
The dredge Liberty Island—which was previously scheduled to arrive in Avon in mid-June—is currently expected to arrive in Dare County in late June due to navigation system upgrades.
Buxton Beach Nourishment:
The dredge Ellis Island—which was previously scheduled to arrive in Buxton in mid-July—is now expected to arrive earlier than originally planned. The estimated date of Ellis Island’s arrival for the Buxton beach nourishment project is currently after July 4.
ORV Ramp 38 Reminder:
Throughout this summer, Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s off-road vehicle (ORV) Ramp 38 will remain open, but visitors with beach driving permits can expect some intermittent, short-term delays entering and exiting the ramp as beach nourishment equipment is moved safely to and from the beach.
Although the ramp will remain open, the parking lot at ORV Ramp 38 will be closed this summer. Visitors who planned to park in the parking lot at ORV Ramp 38 should instead consider using nearby parking lots at Haulover Sound Access and Kite Point Sound Access.
Visit www.MoreBeachToLove.com for the latest information about all 2022 beach nourishment projects taking place in Dare County, including projected timelines and answers to the most frequently asked questions.