VIDEO: Beach nourishment underway in Nags Head

Beach nourishment is underway in south Nags Head. [Video courtesy Town of Nags Head]

The Dredge Ellis Island, in her first visit to our area, is pumping sand onto the beach just south of Limulus Street in south Nags Head.

The project will progress south from near milepost 20.5 in the 10000 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road towards the southern project terminus near milepost 21 (at the town/National Park Service line).

Once this area has been completed, operations will turn north from near Pelican Street and progress towards Outer Banks Pier and then towards Jennette’s Pier.

A second dredge, the Liberty Island, will begin work near milepost 11 around May 13.

Parking at the Juncos and Forrest streets public beach accesses will be closed for the duration of the project, which is slated to last 90-120 days. However, pedestrian access will still be permitted.

Lifeguard stands will still be in place, but may be moved a few feet to accommodate construction traffic.

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