Repairs to stormwater ocean outfalls in Kill Devil Hills underway

The outfalls date to the 1960s, and are a key part of drainage between the highways. [Town of KDH photo]

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has obtained all required permits necessary to begin making repairs to the stormwater ocean outfalls in Kill Devil Hills.

NCDOT crews began to mobilize at the Lake Drive Beach Access on Thursday. Please use extreme caution and steer clear of construction zones and any and all equipment on the beach.

NCDOT operates three stormwater ocean outfalls in the Town of Kill Devil Hills at Lake Drive, Martin/Atlantic Street and Baum Street that were installed in the early 1960’s.

They allow rainwater to drain away from the lower areas between the highways of U.S. 158 and N.C. 12, which assists with flood prevention.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality regularly monitors the outfall sites and collects water samples to ensure there are no contaminants that would threaten human or marine life.