The beach construction for Kill Devil Hills’ nourishment project is anticipated to begin today, Monday, June 13th.
The project will only be taking place from the north town line south to Prospect Avenue which is approximately 2.6 miles of the Town. The project is proposed to start around First Street and move south then turn back north. It is anticipated that the Town’s project will last approximately 25-35 days.
The Fifth Street Beach Access remains closed and will remain closed during the construction of the southern portion of the project. There will be limited pedestrian access depending on when equipment is being mobilized in the access. At this time, there is no set date for the access re-opening.
Closures associated with the beach nourishment project are done to ensure the safety of the public. Active construction and staging areas will be clearly marked and secured with fencing and ribbon to form a protective barrier. Due to the potential hazards to the public that are presented by heavy equipment and construction activities, these areas will also be monitored 24/7 by security personnel. To prevent accidents, injuries, and interruptions, the public is asked to avoid active construction sites whenever possible and to exercise caution near construction fencing and staging areas.
The Town will continue to provide updated information on construction areas and closures as it becomes available.
A project map will also be updated daily as construction occurs: Town of KDH Beach Nourishment Map
Looking for answers to general project questions, funding and maintenance, the construction process, and more visit the FAQs page on the More Beach To Love website.
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