Town of Nags Head
Outer Banks Shoreline Management -  Nags Head Beach Nourishment 2019

Beach Nourishment Project in the Home Stretch

Nags Head's beach nourishment project is in its final weeks with steady progress taking place towards Outer Banks Pier near Mile Post 18.5 in the 8900 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. Construction is expected to tie into the already nourished beach just south of the pier early next week.

Watch videos of the construction.  

Once the tie-in is complete, construction will relocate to the submerged pipeline near Mile Post 18 in the 8500 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. From that submerged pipeline, construction will move north to tie into the beach that was built earlier in the summer near Mile Post 17 in the 8200 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. Once these two tie-ins are complete, we will close the curtain on the beach nourishment project. We truly appreciate everyone's patience with this incredibly important maintenance.

At this point, we expect the project to be complete sometime during the last two weeks of August. Demobilization and removal of shore pipe and other equipment will take 7-10 days. 

The installation of sand fencing and sea oats, which can withstand arid conditions, is still taking place near Mile Post 20.5 around the 10000 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. 

Several parking spaces at the Juncos Street public beach access are being used by the sand fencing/sprigging contractor, but the access remains open.  

The Forrest Street public beach access near Mile Post 15.5 remains closed to parking, however pedestrians may still use the access. 

Progress Map

Tidal pools in Nags Head August 2019

Note - we are starting to see some pooling of water on the new beach, which is normal. As the beach fill starts to stabilize and equilibrate, the crest of the beach will build higher than the middle of the beach. So, when a higher than normal tide occurs, water will overtop the crest and ponding will occur. As the beach naturally stabilizes, this will stop happening as we saw after our 2011 project. 

Read more about what to expect after sand is placed on the beach.

Beach nourishment construction taking place near Mile Post 18 on August 8, 2019.
Beach nourishment construction taking place near Mile Post 18 on August 8, 2019. 
Sand fencing installation in south Nags Head on August 8, 2019.
Sand fencing installation in south Nags Head on August 8, 2019.

It's That Time of Year Again - Tax Bills Being Mailed Next Week

Look for your Town of Nags Head tax bill in the mail next week. The bills have a new look and will be in a self-sealed envelope instead of on a postcard as they've been in the past (see the look of the new bills below). 
You can view a PDF of your tax bill now and pay online anytime. Please note that fees apply for e-check and debit/credit card payments. In addition, you will need to enter the owner name OR your parcel number to access your bill online. The tax year 2019 will reflect your most current bill.  You can leave the tax year field empty to look up prior year bills.
If you have any questions, please contact Tax Collector Linda Bittner at 252-449-2008.

Town of Nags Head Tax Bill
NC Department of Transportation Logo

NC DOT Improving Mile Post 21 Outfall 

In case you see equipment on the beach at the very south end of Nags Head, North Carolina's Department of Transportation is repairing their outfall located at the town's line with Cape Hatteras National Seashore at Ramp 1, near Mile Post 21. The project should be complete by early to mid-September. 

Read the proposal for the work on the NC DOT web site. 

Dowdy Park Farmer's Market
Dowdy Park Farmer's Market

Dowdy Park Event Parking

No parking signs are being installed on both the east and west sides of Wrightsville Avenue from Bonnett Street to the Nags Head Elementary School entrance. Parking for events is available at Nags Head Elementary School. Please keep in mind that spaces will be limited once school starts. 

National Night Out a Community-Building Success  

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Tuesday, August 6 for the Police Department's annual National Night Out event. We hope you enjoyed meeting your neighbors, learning more about area organizations, and getting to know our public safety members. Below are a few photos from the event, which is held annually on the first Tuesday in August, so be sure to mark August 4, 2020 on your calendar for next year. 

Checking out Police equipment at Nags Head's National Night out on August 6, 2019.
Nags Head police officers explain some of the tools they use to keep the community safe. 
An event for people of all ages, National Night Out provides opportunities for children to meet police officers and firefighters.
An event for people of all ages, National Night Out provides opportunities for children to get to know police officers and firefighters. 
Hanging out at Nags Head's National Night Out on August 6, 2019.
In addition to meeting public safety personnel, National Night Out provides a place for people to meet their neighbors.    
Dowdy Park 2019 Summer Concert Series
Dowdy Park Summer Events
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