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Kitty Hawk nominated for NCDOT Mobi Award

The Town of Kitty Hawk has been nominated for an NC Department of Transportation “Mobi Award” for their historical First in Flight access route living shoreline project on Moore Shore Rd.

Completed in 2019, this project consists of a 520 linear foot offshore sill with incorporated native marsh grasses. The purpose was to create a natural habitat for marine life and vegetation around a protected road.

The project was constructed and funded by the Town of Kitty Hawk along with the NC Coastal Federation, NC Department of Transportation, Dare County Soil and Water, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coastal Engineering and Surveying and private land owners. The project amounted to $210,000.

The living shoreline is used for biking, walking, driving and also features two osprey poles intended to maintain a healthy ecosystem.

The Mobi Award recognizes projects that help transform multimodal transportation. “The NCDOT Mobi Awards represent a multimodal focus that is at the heart of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s mission to leverage all of the state’s transportation infrastructure to ensure a strong economy for future generations,” said a release.

The town had over 100 volunteers that gave their time to plant native marsh grasses along Moore Shore Rd. Kitty Hawk nominated itself for the Mobi Award and voting is taking place online.

The last day of voting is Feb. 21. Visit https://ncdot.submittable.com/gallery/91ddc675-37c8-47c0-a13b-bb4be0aa9e61/ to view before and after pictures of Moore Shore Rd. and vote.

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