Contract Awarded For Beach Nourishment Work On NC 12 Near Rodanthe
Contract Awarded For Beach Nourishment Work On NC 12 Near Rodanthe
Hi All,For those of you interested in a possible investment property on Hatteras Island but worried about access there is some good news from NCDOT. I came across this article and thought I would share it.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
RALEIGH — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $20.3
million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC of Oak Brook, Ill.
for the beach nourishment project north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island to
protect this vulnerable stretch of N.C.12. The Corps of Engineers is
administering the contract for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The contractor will use two dredges to expedite the project, which is expected
to be completed around mid-September, weather permitting.
“I want to thank all of the agencies involved in completing the required
process to begin this vitally important repair work,” said NCDOT Secretary Tony
Tata. “Protecting our coastal roadways through renourishment projects like this
one is necessary for the safety of our citizens and visitors, to support our
tourism industry and to keep our residents connected to jobs, education and
The project is designed to provide several years of protection before a
long-term project is completed for the stretch of N.C. 12 locally known as the
“S-Curves” where storms, including Hurricane Sandy, resulted in severe beach
erosion along the road in Dare County. Plans include dredging sand from an
identified sandbar in the Atlantic Ocean to restore the beach protecting N.C.
12 in the location shown on this map.
“We offer sincere thanks to Secretary Tata and Governor McCrory for their
steadfast support throughout this process,’ said Chairman of the Dare County
Board of Commissioners Warren Judge. “In addition, we thank the men and
women of NCDOT for all they do for Dare County each and every day.”
The schedule for the project is very dependent on weather and all work going
smoothly. The approximate schedule is as follows:
By July 16, preliminary work is
expected to be completed and installation of the pipeline from the sand source
in the ocean onto the beach begins.
The first dredge is scheduled to be
on site and working around July 16.
The second dredge is currently
scheduled to arrive the first week in August and will help accelerate work.
The project could be complete by
Once the project is complete, the
contractor will begin de-mobilizing its equipment, which will take several
weeks. The Federal
Highway Administration approved Hurricane Sandy emergency relief funds to pay
for this project.
While this work is taking place, NCDOT is considering two bridge alternatives
as long-term solutions for maintaining access
along N.C. 12 to the communities of Hatteras Island. They include a 2.3-mile
bridge within the existing easement of N.C. 12, and a 2.6-mile bridge that
extends into the Pamlico Sound. NCDOT held public meetings in January in
Ocracoke, Rodanthe, Buxton and Manteo to present the two alternatives and
gather feedback. The project is in the planning phase, and a preferred
alternative is expected to be selected later this summer, with a contract
awarded in the fall or early winter of 2014.
This is the second time the beach nourishment project has been advertised for bids.
The project was previously advertised in December 2013. Bids were opened in
January; however, only one bid was received due to the large amount of dredging
work underway at the time in the northeast, and it was not responsive to the
advertisement. Therefore, a contract could not be awarded.
In addition to this project, NCDOT is also conducting feasibility studies for
projects to protect N.C. 12 south of Rodanthe at identified “hot spots” on
southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island in Hyde County. The feasibility
studies are expected to be complete this fall. More information can be found on
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