Town of Duck, Weeks Marine provide update regarding delayed beach nourishment efforts

[Courtesy Town of Duck]

According to a Tuesday update, the Town of Duck has been informed by Weeks Marine, the contractor doing the four-town beach nourishment project, that they are likely to be delaying work in Duck until mid-March due to equipment issues, minor weather- related delays, and commitment to another time-sensitive job. Weeks Marine has fallen behind the original schedule.

Dare County, with whom this contract is made, coastal engineers, Weeks Marine staff members, and our the Town of Duck team are working on a contract modification to ensure that our project is properly constructed in the spring. This will include assurances that any beach/ dune losses between now and when the project is completed are properly replaced and that Weeks Marine will be responsible for all costs associated with additional sand and delays.

This change in schedule, while unfortunate, will have beach nourishment completed before the busier time of year and after the typically heavier part of the winter storm season. The Town of Duck remains confident that the job will be completed according to the new schedule by no later than mid-May.

For more information on the project please visit More Beach to Love website.