The Dare County Waterways Commission sees continued challenges related to upcoming projects to dredge Avon Harbor and the entrance to Hatteras Harbor.
Dare County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in favor of advancing the dredging of Avon Harbor, a project that will also provide sand for soundside shorelines.
After approval by the Dare County Board of Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting, a feasibility study on a Rodanthe beach nourishment project is expected to begin in six months.
N.C. Highway 12 remained open between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet on Tuesday morning, after closing for roughly three hours on Monday afternoon due to ocean overwash, however, sand and water remain on the roadway, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
As of the end of August, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has had a total of 373 turtle nests recorded.
The state is seeking a grant to study costs and other considerations related to relocating the South Dock ferry terminal for the Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicle ferry.
The soonest the Rodanthe “jug handle” bridge will open is mid-May because of damage to one of the bridge’s expansion joints, according to NCDOT.
The first Run the Rodanthe bridge race Saturday drew a large crowd to be among the first to visit the new bridge not yet open to public.
The two projects, which have been in the works for years, are expected to begin this summer and each take about 40-60 days to complete.
Renovations at the Frisco Bathhouse and Beach Access are expected to be completed this spring.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are asking residents and visitors to keep an eye out for cold-stunned turtles.
Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard highlighted last year’s projects and outlined what’s to come in the year ahead Wednesday during the annual State of the County.
A nearly $26 million bid was awarded Monday to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. for the 2022 Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects.
NCDOT expects to open in early 2022 the nearly complete “jug handle” bridge that will connect the southern portion of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to northern Rodanthe.
The Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public input on proposed dredging operations in Hatteras Inlet.
National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac outlined proposed work to restore and rehabilitate Cape Hatteras Lighthouse during a recent public meeting.