Reprinted from Island Free Press
A project to renovate the Frisco Bathhouse and Beach Access site, which began in September, is nearing completion, and the facilities are expected to be open in time for spring and summer beachgoers.
The Frisco bathhouse is just south of Frisco village, and is one of the most popular oceanside beach accesses within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The $896,506 project, which focuses on both the parking area and restrooms at the site, includes the following improvements:
- Renovated restroom facility, including new toilets, urinals, sinks, and lighting.
- New exterior decking and shower area flooring, with precast concrete pane.ls
- New siding.
- New outdoor showers.
- The addition of 36 parking spaces to the original 44-space parking area. These additional spaces replace the parking area that was lost at the old Frisco Pier site after 2018’s Hurricane Florence.
- A new asphalt overlay for the parking area.
“The contractor will be completing interior renovations and landscaping over the coming weeks, and (will) pave the parking area when asphalt is available and the environmental conditions (temperatures) meet paving standards,” Michael Barber, public affairs specialist for the seashore said. “There may be some delays with completing interior renovations due to supply chain challenges, but we still expect that the project will be completed in spring 2022.”
This story is provided courtesy of the Island Free Press, a digital newspaper covering Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. Coastal Review is partnering with the Free Press to provide readers with more environmental and lifestyle stories of interest along our coast.