A public meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 24 in Buxton to discuss Hatteras Island beach nourishment projects planned for this year.
Dare County is hosting the public informational meeting at the Fessenden Center to review the two beach nourishment projects, which will be about 2.5 miles of shoreline in Avon and approximately 2.9 miles of shoreline in Buxton.
The meeting, which is to be livestreamed on Dare County’s YouTube channel, is to include presentations from the engineers and contractors for the project. An opportunity will be provided for attendees to ask questions.
The Avon project is to be 2.5 miles of shoreline from 3,000 feet north of Avon Pier at Due East Road to the National Park Service Station/Avon Boundary at a construction cost of $11,730,962. The Buxton project is about 2.9 miles of shoreline from the Haulover Day Use Area to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at a construction cost of $18,106,674, according to Dare County.
Avon work is expected to start in early June and take 40 to 60 days. The Buxton project is estimated to being in July and take the same amount of time.
Those who cannot attend the meeting but would like to submit comments or questions about the projects can send those by email before or during the meeting to DareCountyPR@DareNC.com.
For those who are unable to attend the meeting in person or tune into the livestream, the video will also be available for viewing on the county’s YouTube channel and on www.MoreBeachToLove.com following the meeting.