DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Officials in Dare County have picked a contractor for a big beach replenishment project along the Outer Banks.
Chris Layton, town manager of Duck, told 10 On Your Side’s Lex Gray that Dare County is expected to be signing a contract with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock for more than $38.5 million.
The goal of the project is to nourish the eroded beaches of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Duck.
Start of the project was delayed in the February, so that town officials could stay within a projected budget of $43.5 million.
According a schedule provided by Great Lakes, work would start in Duck by April 1, 2017, and would be completed by June 1, 2017. Work would then continue into the other towns along the Outer Banks.
The entire project would then be finished by the fall of 2017.