Island Free Press: Start dates for Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects announced

Buxton Beach Nourishment project in 2017. [Photo courtesy Island Free Press]

The estimated construction start dates for all beach nourishment projects within Dare County this summer were announced on, with Avon’s project starting in early June, and Buxton’s maintenance project beginning in July.

Both projects will take an estimated 40-60 days to complete, although this timeline is weather dependent.

The schedule for all county beach nourishment projects is as follows:

It is important to note that staging of equipment will take place before construction of the beach begins. During this equipment staging process, contractors will begin placing the distribution pipeline along the beach and putting heavy equipment—such as bulldozers, loaders, and excavators—into place.

The estimated start dates that have been announced are tentative and remain subject to change due to a variety of factors, including weather conditions, mechanical equipment issues, and other variables.

The most up-to-date information regarding specific construction dates and locations will continue to be communicated via as it becomes available.