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Thursday, June 22, 2017


The Liberty Island has completed its work in Duck! They are now heading to Kill Devil Hills to begin work there. They completed the area of beach from approximately 147 Bufflehead Dr. to the southern taper of the project just past 137 Spindrift Ln. This accounts for about a half a mile, or 2,375 feet, of the project area. The Town of Duck would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock and the crew of the Liberty Island for all their work on this project. Our beach looks amazing!
The Dodge and Padre Islands resumed work last evening and have been working nonstop from the Dianne St. subline to the south. Their construction zone is now between approximately Sprigtail Dr. and 127 Mallard Dr. Contractors continue to work with beachgoers within the construction zone to escort to the open beach.
The subline at Ocean Bay Blvd. has been demobilized to Kill Devil Hills. The Widgeon St. subline will stay in place until the completion of the project for use by the Dodge and Padre Islands.
The Town of Duck fencing and planting contractors have started fencing and planting the nourished beach area. Sand fence installation began on June 12th at the northern end of the project area and will continue working south. There will be a single row of 10’ sections spaced 7-10 apart on a 45-degree angle placed along the eastern top side of the dune. Due to the labor intensive nature of this project in the heat of the summer, this is expected to take several weeks. You will likely see our contractor in the early morning hours through lunchtime. If individual owners wish to install additional fencing, please contact Sandy Cross at 252-255-1234 or scross@townfoduck.com before doing so.
Sea Oat planting began in Mid-May however our contractor was asked to delay planting the nourished area until dredging was complete. Even though the entire project is not yet complete, the dune has been completed so our planting contractor, Emerald Forest, is back today planting sea oats beginning at the north end of the project and working south. The Sea oats will be planted at the western edge of the dune. They will also fertilize the eastern edge of the existing vegetation line that meets the new dune to promote improved rhizome growth and density. This process should not take long at all.


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