Work expected to begin this weekend on Ocracoke dune repair
work is expected to begin this weekend on dunes on north Ocracoke that
were flattened in high winds and heavy seas during coastal storms
in early October.
$321,315 contract was awarded to Carolina Marine Structures
Inc. last month for the repair of a dune along Highway 12, and the
work is expected to be completed in February, weather permitting.
this project, crews are bringing in sand from a dredge spoil site
immediately adjacent to the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry terminal and
transferring the sand a few miles south to the site of the dune that
was washed out.
sand is being placed in the spoil site by a project to clear clogged
areas of Hatteras Inlet. The state Ferry Division is using the state
dredge Carolina to clear about 700-800 feet between the inlet
gorge and Sloop Channel, a section that recently has had as little as
3.5 feet of water.
lane closures will be in place while crews move equipment in and out of
the construction site. Crews are timing the lane closures around the
schedule of ferry arrivals, so as to have as minimal impact to traffic
other NCDOT news, crews yesterday opened a section of the Beach Road in
Kitty Hawk to traffic between Kitty Hawk Road and Lillian Street. The
road was damaged in early October by the same storm that flattened the
began Tuesday, Oct. 27, on a project to reconstruct the damaged stretch
of Highway 12/Beach Road and rebuild the dune at this location using
sandbags, as well as install new sand fencing. A $412,933 contract was
awarded to Waff Contracting Inc. of Edenton for the work.
new dune connects to an existing sandbag dune constructed earlier this
summer just south of this location. On the northern end, it connects to
a dune 200 feet to the north that was constructed using sandbags in
2003 and extended in 2004, following Hurricane Isabel. This allows for
a continuous line of sandbags protecting Highway 12 in this area. The
newly constructed dune system will be planted with sea grass starting